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Former Nuclear Scientist Pleads Guilty To Attempting Spear Phishing U.S. Government Employees

Posted on February 5th, 2016.

Charles Harvey Eccleston, 62, a former U.S. government scientist, has pleaded guilty to a federal offense for an attempted e-mail “spear-phishing” attack in January 2015 targeting Department of Energy (DOE) employee email accounts. He pled guilty to attempted unauthorized access and intentional damage to a government computer. He also...