As the latest US government department, the Department of Energy has confirmed a cyber attack. He described the attack as the biggest cyber attack on the US government. The Office of Nuclear Weapons Supervision, however, claimed that the attack did not harm the security of the weapons. Meanwhile, US tech giant Microsoft also said on Thursday that it had found faulty software in its system. Many believe that Russia is responsible for the attacks. However, the country has denied this. This information has been known from the British media BBC report.
The US Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said on Thursday that the country’s government, non-governmental organizations and major infrastructure were at “high risk” of cyber attacks after evidence of hacking was detected in various organizations in the United States. CISA said key departments such as the US Treasury Department and the Department of Commerce were also targeted. Resisting these attacks is said to be a complex and challenging task.
President Donald Trump has not yet commented on the attacks on various US government departments, including the Department of Energy. But President Joe Biden, who took office in January, said his administration would make cybersecurity a top priority. He said he would work with colleagues and allies for cyber security who would seek compensation from those responsible.
According to the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), cyber attacks have been carried out since last March. And those responsible for this continue to attack with operational security and patience in complex ways. However, he did not say anything about the information stolen in these attacks.
Confirming the attack on the Department of Energy, its spokesman Celine Haynes, however, claimed that the malware responsible for the attack was limited to commercial networks. He said the security activities of the National Atomic Security Administration (NNSA), which oversees nuclear weapons in the United States, were not attacked.