Russia-Linked Attackers Target US Nuclear Research Facilities


It made the headlines in early January; Russia is targeting U.S. nuclear scientists and research facilities. While certainly not a news flash—given that Russia’s (and the USSR’s) history of targeting U.S. nuclear technologies dates back more than 75 years. But the tools used in the latest foray remind us of the need to pay more attention to our cybersecurity hygiene.

The recent attack, which was brought to our attention via Reuters, highlighted how the Russian hacking group known as Cold River targeted three of the United States’ national labs: Brookhaven (BNL), Argonne (ANL) and Lawrence Livermore (LLNL).

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