Category: <span>Russia</span>

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Six GRU Officers Charged With Cyber Attacks on Ukraine, South Korea, and French Elections

Six GRU Officers Charged With Cyber Attacks on Ukraine, South Korea, and French Elections

From the U.S. Department of Justice: These GRU hackers and their co-conspirators engaged in computer intrusions and attacks intended to support Russian government efforts to undermine, retaliate against, or otherwise destabilize: (1) Ukraine; (2) Georgia; (3) elections in France; (4) efforts to hold Russia accountable for its use of a weapons-grade nerve agent, Novichok, on...

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Could Russian Hackers Turn Out the Lights on Behalf of Trump? 

Could Russian Hackers Turn Out the Lights on Behalf of Trump? 

The ability of Russian intelligence agencies to disrupt U.S. infrastructure should not be doubted, says Jeff Stein at SpyTalk. With a vested interest in President Trump retaining power, the Russians have a motive. Former Bush national security adviser Richard Clarke sees a  threat. In 2018 Dan Coats, the then-director of national intelligence, warned that the...

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Former Officials Say Haspel Tailors CIA Intelligence to Suit Trump

Former Officials Say Haspel Tailors CIA Intelligence to Suit Trump

Gina Haspel shows signs of shaping intelligence to avoid offending the President, former officials tell Politico. I’ve long been watching Haspel’s MAGA tendencies: praising Trump as a consumer of intelligence and applauding his attack on sanctuary cities in his State of the Uniion Address. Nine current and former officials said in interviews that CIA Director...

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Democrats Call for Declassifying ‘Outside Threats’ after Briefing by Trump Officials 

Democrats Call for Declassifying ‘Outside Threats’ after Briefing by Trump Officials 

The committee was briefed by Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of U.S. Cyber Command and the director of the National Security Agency, and Kenneth Rapuano, assistant secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security, on the Pentagon’s cybersecurity efforts to secure the Nov. 3 election. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), a member of the Senate Armed...