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U.S. Energy Dept gets two ransom notices as MOVEit hack claims more victims

Posted on AllSides June 17th, 2023
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The U.S. Department of Energy got ransom requests from the Russia-linked extortion group Cl0p at both its nuclear waste facility and scientific education facility that were recently hit in a global hacking campaign, a spokesperson said on Friday.

The DOE contractor Oak Ridge Associated Universities and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, the New Mexico-based facility for disposal of defense-related radioactive nuclear waste, were hit in the attack, which was first reported on Thursday.

Data was "compromised" at the two DOE entities after hackers breached their systems through a security flaw...

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