Hackers have managed to penetrate the network of the US agency responsible for the country’s stockpile of nuclear weapons.
According to Politico magazine, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) of the Department of Energy has become a victim of hackers who also infiltrated at least five other US government agencies in recent days.
The Department of Energy says no nuclear secrets have been stolen. The NNSA does say that “suspicious activity on the networks has been widely reported”.
The US accuses Russia of being behind the attacks, but Russia contradicts the charges. The Russian Embassy in Washington says that “Russia is not conducting offensive operations in the cyber domain”.
Meanwhile, political criticism of President Donald Trump is increasing. Democrats, in particular, accuse the government of a lax stance against cyber attacks.