Thursday, October 27, 2016

U.S. Still Mulling Options On How To Retaliate Against Russian Cyber Attacks

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a session of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi, Russia, October 27, 2016. Sputnik/Kremlin/Mikhail Klimentyev via REUTERS

NextGov: It's On: US Mulls Tricky Options For retailiation Against Russian Hacks

The decision by top intelligence and Homeland Security officials to attribute election-related data breaches to top Russian government officials earlier this month marked a sea change in cyber relations between the two former Cold War adversaries.

Eight years after Russian hackers were first rumored to be behind an attack that spread from a suspect flash drive at a U.S. military installation in the Middle East to infect classified and unclassified networks across the Defense Department, the U.S. finally accused the Russian government of a major cyber strike against a prominent U.S. target

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Update: In Russia's cyberscene: Kremlin desires, private hackers, and patriotism (Fred Weir, CSM).

WNU Editor: Russian President Putin responds .... Russia's Putin says cyber attacks are unacceptable (Reuters).


Mark Maluccio said...

Yet, another war without adequate evidence! I thought all the American politicians were brilliant lawyers.

fazman said...

Mulling again!, does he ever act?!