Consolidated Nuclear Security, the government’s managing contractor at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant, today said it had “identified and isolated” the problem that caused the outage in the plant’s unclassified computer network. The disruption reportedly began on Monday afternoon.
“Full network capabilities have been restored,” CNS spokeswoman Ellen Boatner said. “No further details are available at this time.”
The contractor and the National Nuclear Security Administration have refused to provide details of the problem, say if the plant’s computer system had been hit with a virus, or answer questions pertaining to the plant’s classified computer network.
Even with full capabilities reportedly restored, it appeared that email responses were more sluggish than usual.
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