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Committee chairs seek info on Russian attempts to hack US labs

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Hackers targeted research critical to national security, Republican chairs say

Two Republican chairs of House of Representatives committees have called for the release of documents relating to reported Russian hacking attempts on three national laboratories over the summer.

According to reports, a hacking team known to support Russian government operations created false login pages and sent emails to researchers at three Department of Energy national laboratories, in an effort to access their passwords. It is not known whether the hackers were successful.

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