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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.

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