Nuclear weapons agency breached in SolarWinds cyberattack: Report

The agencies that maintain the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile are reportedly preparing to notify Congress that they have evidence showing their systems were breached by foreign hackers in a monthslong cyberespionage campaign that came to light this week.

Officials from National Nuclear Security Administration and its parent agency, the Energy Department, were “coordinating notifications” about the breach to House and Senate energy and armed services committees on Thursday, according to Politico.

On Sunday, SolarWinds, an IT company that runs network management systems and whose thousands of clients include the Justice Department, the Treasury Department, NASA, the Pentagon, the State Department, other federal agencies, as well as hundreds
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