DoD Buzz: Russia May Not Be Behind Internet Attack: Intel Director
A non-nation state actor — not the Russian government — may have been behind the recent internet attack that crippled many popular sites across U.S., according to the man who oversees U.S. intelligence agencies.
“The investigation is still going on; there is a lot of data that we have gathered here, but that appears to be preliminarily the case,” Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said on Tuesday during a live-streamed discussion organized by the Council on Foreign Relations.
The Oct. 21 attack hit the company known as Dyn, whose servers monitor and reroute internet traffic. Company officials said the firm began experiencing what security experts called a distributed denial-of-service attack just after 7 a.m. on the East Coast that spread across the country throughout the day, The New York Times reported.
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The entire James Clapper interview and discussion on lessons learned over his six years as Director of National Intelligence and what will be the critical intelligence concerns facing the next U.S. President can be view below.