The Russia-linked hacking group REvil reportedly launched a cyberattack against a U.S. government contractor which works for the Department of Energy on nuclear weapons issues.
"Cyberattack confirmed against a small government contractor that works for the DOE on nuclear weapons issues. The company is called Sol Oriens, and experts tell CNBC they have been hit by REvil, the Russian-linked hacker gang," Eamon Javers of CNBC reported Thursday.
Javers posted a thread on the cyberattack to Twitter.
Sol Oriens statement to us now: “In May 2021, Sol Oriens became aware of a cybersecurity incident that impacted our… https://t.co/URNJAifFzI— Eamon Javers (@Eamon Javers) 1623358768.0
“Those documents are currently under review, and we are working with a third-party technological forensic firm to d… https://t.co/5ZajXTUC99— Eamon Javers (@Eamon Javers) 1623358768.0
We don’t know everything this small company does. But job postings like this one indicate it handles nuclear weapon… https://t.co/MVZHs3yzIe— Eamon Javers (@Eamon Javers) 1623358769.0
Intel 471: “In some ways, Sol Oriens, LLC is just one name among many. There's no indication yet that the company w… https://t.co/UZ2qD0ate1— Eamon Javers (@Eamon Javers) 1623358770.0