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600,000 hacker attempts hit Hanford every day

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RICHLAND, Wash.—Most of us have personal information on the Internet, and the Hanford site is no different, except they have hundreds of thousands of hackers trying to steal it every day. 

"We see on a daily basis about 600,000 attempts," says Rick Grandy, Lockheed Martin.  

Somebody tries to steal Hanford information more than half a million times each day. That's why the Leading Cyber Security Company, Lockheed Martin, is part of the Mission Support Alliance team.  Lockheed Martin employees work to protect the information of 9,000 users.

"Attacks on confidentiality where people try and steal information either intellectual property or information like personal private info where people can create their credit cards," says Rick Grandy.

Those attacks have increased as paper documents have gone viral.  Security has also gotten tighter. "Now we update the security monthly and even weekly with updated security patches which is work we didn't even touch 15 years ago," says Grandy.

Grandy says the top hackers are from foreign countries, organized crime and hacktivisits.  He says to protect information, there are several levels of defense, so it one fails, there's another level of defense.