"'This Is Bad.' Hacking Chaos Engulfs FERC, DOE, Microsoft"

"The Department of Energy's nuclear weapons office and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission are the latest agencies swept up in a staggering hack of global computer networks.

DOE spokesperson Shaylyn Hynes said the breach "has not impacted the mission-essential national security functions" of the agency or its National Nuclear Security Administration, which manages the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile.

But the intrusions at DOE and FERC add to fallout from a far-reaching Russia-linked hack of IT service provider SolarWinds. The departments of Homeland Security, Defense, Commerce, the Treasury and State are among the agencies reported to have been compromised in the hacking campaign."

Christian Vasquez and Blake Sobczak report for E&E News December 18, 2020.

Source: E&E News, 12/21/2020