US lawmakers have urged the Department of Energy to release documents detailing how Russian hackers attacked US nuclear labs last year.
The call, made by the chairmen of the House Oversight Committee and the House Science Committee on Thursday, follows a Reuters report that a group of Russian hackers known as Cold River raided national labs. of Brookhaven, Argonne and Livermore during the summer.
“While it is unclear whether the invasion attempts were successful, it is alarming that a foreign adversary has targeted government laboratories engaged in scientific research essential to national security and US competitiveness” , the chairman of the House committee said in a joint statement. Oversight Representatives James Comer and House Science Committee Chairman Frank Lucas were handed out to reporters.
Cold River, a group of Russian hackers accused of attempted intrusions, is attracting increasing attention amid the conflict in Ukraine.
Last week, UK authorities warned that the group could be behind a massive and ongoing campaign of cyber espionage against government agencies, political, scientific and journalistic circles, as well as civil society organisations. .
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