Major US Government Agencies Hit in Cyberattack by Clop Ransomware Gang

Russian cybercriminals have launched a global cyberattack targeting several US federal government agencies and hundreds of US companies and organizations

The cyberattack exploits a vulnerability in widely used software called MOVEit, created by Progress Software

The ransomware gang responsible, known as Clop, has not made ransom demands from federal agencies

Progress Software has discovered a second vulnerability in the software and is working to fix it

The Department of Energy and Oak Ridge Associated Universities are among the federal agencies affected by the hacking campaign

The hackers have been "largely opportunistic" in using the software flaw to infiltrate networks, according to CISA Director Jen Easterly

The hacking spree adds to the growing number of victims, including universities, state governments, and major organizations worldwide

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