Saturday, November 5, 2016

U.S. Military Hackers Have Hacked Russia's Electric Grid, Telecommunications Networks And The Kremlin's Command Systems

NBC: U.S. Govt. Hackers Ready to Hit Back If Russia Tries to Disrupt Election

U.S. military hackers have penetrated Russia's electric grid, telecommunications networks and the Kremlin's command systems, making them vulnerable to attack by secret American cyber weapons should the U.S. deem it necessary, according to a senior intelligence official and top-secret documents reviewed by NBC News.

American officials have long said publicly that Russia, China and other nations have probed and left hidden malware on parts of U.S critical infrastructure, "preparing the battlefield," in military parlance, for cyber attacks that could turn out the lights or turn off the internet across major cities.

It's been widely assumed that the U.S. has done the same thing to its adversaries. The documents reviewed by NBC News — along with remarks by a senior U.S. intelligence official — confirm that, in the case of Russia.

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Update: Exclusive: White House Readies to Fight Election Day Cyber Mayhem (NBC)

WNU Editor: It is not every day that you read a story that verifies reports that U.S. military hackers have already spotted and penetrated Russia's electric grid, telecommunications networks and the Kremlin's command systems, and not surprising the Kremlin is not amused .... Russia demands Washington explain after reports say US military hacked into Russian networks (RT).


James said...

Things just keep crawling out from under rocks. In a way this is all very enjoyable, too bad so many people will/are getting screwed.

Ruben Acosta said...

There's a reason why US military cyberwar would put this out there. Especially since all cyber security analysts discredit the DNC-Russian hacker story.

B.Poster said...

I think the "reason" is if HRC loses the plan of the Democrats and their media allies will be to blame "foreign interference" for the result, refuse to accept the result, and try and anoint HRC the next POTUS.

Initially the plan, in the event of an HRC loss, probably would have been to cite the polls showing a comfortable lead for HRC along with foreign interference. With the polls tightening beating the drum of foreign interference may be all they have left.

I would actually be extremely skeptical of any reports suggesting US hackers have penetrated Russuan systems. The Russians are the best in the world at cyber attacks and cyber security. As such, there is virtually no chance of the US penetrating their systems.