Several U.S. nuclear research laboratories have been attacked. According to Reuters, the cyber attacks on the laboratories were carried out by Russian hackers.
According to journalists, over the course of several months in August-September 2022, terrorists attacked the Ernest Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Argonne Laboratory, which is located near Chicago, Illinois, and the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York. Among all the facilities attacked, each belongs to the U.S. Department of Energy.
According to reporters, the attacker’s initial goal was to take the scientists’ passwords, which he reached through intimidating threatening emails from employees and creating fake Lab employee pages.
Be that as it may, there have been no official answers to the question of why these sites were chosen as cyberattacks.