US caught up in massive Cyber-attack, confirms by US energy department

US energy department recently has confirmed the news of breaching in the worst ever hack on US officials.
It is reported that the department is responsible for handling US nuclear weapons but also confirmed that the arsenal’s security had not been compromised.
The Russian government is said to be on the list of suspects but the government itself has denied the blame.
On Thursday, tech Microsoft has noticed malicious software in its systems.
Among the victims, the US treasury and commerce departments have also notified. This attack was first acknowledged by officials on Sunday.
President Donald Trump has not yet commented on this incident. Meanwhile, US president-elect Joe Biden has guaranteed to make cybersecurity a “first priority”.
“We need to disrupt and deter our adversaries from undertaking significant cyber-attacks in the first place,” he said. “We will do that by, among other things, imposing substantial costs on those responsible for such malicious attacks, including in coordination with our allies and partners.”
It is also reported that America’s top cyber agency, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (Cisa), gave a warning on Thursday regarding the challenges and complexity of the attack.
It said, “critical infrastructure” had been broken and that the damage posed a “grave threat” to the system.
So far, the agency did not identify what information had been stolen or exposed and FIA is also working to investigate the hacking campaign.

Javeriya

Electronic Engineer