Cyber-attacks: A new age in warfare

According to a bombshell report from the New York Times, the United States has ramped up attacks against Russia's power grid and other unnamed targets, signaling a new investment from Washington toward inserting American malware into high-leverage segments of the Russian infrastructure. The speculation is that these attacks are in response to heightened Russian cyber-aggression and the noted political meddling that was a major theme of Robert Mueller's almost two-year special counsel investigation of the Trump 2016 presidential campaign. While the report did not get into specific tactics and targets aside from Russia's power grid, it stated that unnamed officials claim that "US malware has the potential to cripple Russia's electric infrastructure and is unprecedented in terms of its reach and aggressiveness."  The Times also claims that a senior intelligence official states that U.S. activity against Russia "has gotten far,...(Read Full Post)
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