Monday, June 17, 2019

U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid | NYT

Sign of the times: "Pentagon and intelligence officials described broad hesitation to go into detail with Mr. Trump about operations against Russia for concern over his reaction — and the possibility that he might countermand it or discuss it with foreign officials, as he did in 2017 when he mentioned a sensitive operation in Syria to the Russian foreign minister." Naturally, Trump tweeted the article is "a virtual act of Treason [sic]..." and ".....ALSO, NOT TRUE!"
"In interviews over the past three months, the officials described the previously unreported deployment of American computer code inside Russia’s grid and other targets as a classified companion to more publicly discussed action directed at Moscow’s disinformation and hacking units around the 2018 midterm elections.

Advocates of the more aggressive strategy said it was long overdue, after years of public warnings from the Department of Homeland Security and the F.B.I. that Russia has inserted malware that could sabotage American power plants, oil and gas pipelines, or water supplies in any future conflict with the United States."
U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid | NYT

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