The U.S. has put measures into place that is reported to stop Russia from hacking into emails that could influence the upcoming presidential election, reports NBC News.
Back in July, it was reported that Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook said that Russian state-sponsored hackers may have hacked the Democratic Party’s network and email system in an attempt to help Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
…experts are now saying that the Russians are releasing these emails for the purpose of actually helping Donald Trump…that’s disturbing.
But could Russia really be looking into hacking the U.S. presidential elections?
According to several news outlets citing current and former US government officials, the White House is in the planning stages of a massive, unprecedented cyberattack on the Russian government in retaliation for Russian meddling in the US presidential race. The goal of such an attack is to “harass and embarass” the Russian government. The CIA has been directed to gather options and deliver them to the White House, and according to former intelligence officers, agents have already gathered documents which will expose tactics employed by Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Joe Biden told the NBC news program “Meet the Press” that the US is “sending a message” and that it will be [...]
The pillars that provide the basic infrastructure of the internet are being probed by an unknown entity, probing for that point where the foundation cracks and the internet breaks.
During the lead-up to the recent legislative elections in Hong Kong, two government agencies in the country had been targeted by cyberespionage agents from China in a politically-motivated attack during August, a cybersecurity firm stated.