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Thu Dec 17, 2020, 08:33 PM

Hackers targeted the US government agency tasked with securing the nuclear weapons stockpile

Hackers targeted the Department of Energy (DOE) and its National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), which secures the US nuclear weapons stockpile, Politico first reported Thursday, citing officials familiar with the matter.

Bloomberg reported the security breach as well, characterizing it as part of the massive cyberattack by suspected Russian hackers that has impacted a number of federal government agencies and departments.

The US has an estimated 3,800 nuclear weapons stockpiled, according to the Federation of American Scientists. Many of these weapons were produced during the early years of the Cold War and are overseen by the NNSA, a critical mission of which is securing these stored nukes.

Networks at multiple DOE installations were reportedly affected, including at the Office of Secure Transportation, which moves nuclear materials, assembled weapons, and components.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/hackers-targeted-the-us-government-agency-tasked-with-securing-the-nuclear-weapons-stockpile/ar-BB1c1BfN?li=BBnbcA1

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 17 OP
Chin music Dec 17 #1
Resistance1 Dec 17 #2
no_hypocrisy Dec 17 #4
Fiendish Thingy Dec 17 #3
Initech Dec 18 #5
dalton99a Dec 18 #6

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Response to Chin music (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 08:38 PM

2. What if he could turn them on our allies?

Or American cities. This is the most incompetent fucked up administration in the history of time!!

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Response to Chin music (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 09:02 PM

4. No pun intended, but that would be overkill.

I believe it would be enough for Putin to make the weapons inoperable were there a first strike on the U.S.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 08:52 PM

3. If congress won't go along, Biden should use emergency powers to divert ICE budget

To secure the network.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 11:36 AM

5. Biden needs to make cyber security a #1 priority in his administration.

And I've been saying this since 2016. I mean holy shit, Putin or Xi could destroy the US without firing a shot.

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Fri Dec 18, 2020, 11:37 AM

6. Kick

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