In recent years, hackers have targeted the official institutions of the countries. According to the latest research, the US Department of Energy was attacked by cyberattacks.
US Department of Energy hacked
As part of an investigation conducted in the US, the US Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Agency were attacked by hackers. Research is being conducted at both institutions to see if their sensitive information has been leaked.
It is stated that it may take weeks to clarify this issue yet to be clarified. It is said that the software that causes the cyber attack may be software sold by a company called SolarWinds. In the statement made by the FBI, it was stated that the investigations continue.
In addition, the Russian intelligence unit came to the fore with these cyber-attack allegations. The USA has targeted Russia regarding this attack. The Russian-state hacker group APT29, or Cozy Bear, carried out a cyberattack on the US Treasury Department in December. It is said that this group may also have taken part in the attack on the energy ministry and other official institutions. It is also stated that Microsoft, a SolarWinds customer, may also be affected by these malicious codes.