The Russians Have Come! The Russians Have Come!
By Tina Valin
It truly is shocking to discover the extent of Russia's long-term involvement in disrupting America's democracy using both common and sophisticated cyberwar technology.
I credit today's in-depth article in the New York Times, The Perfect Weapon: How Russian Cyberpower Invaded The U.S., with scaring the shit out of me about how successful Putin has been in crippling our nation's free election process as well infiltrating all areas of the U.S. government.
Our intelligence agencies were slow to act and inform those who were the most at risk and didn't help them to adequately protect themselves against the flurry and fury of these targeted cyber attacks.
I hate to say it - but it appears Obama did drag his feet on making a decision on how and when to counter these attacks. It should have been a major pre-election issue and perhaps warranted delaying the actual date of the election. It was THAT BAD! Please take the time to read this extraordinary article in The New York Times. Bravo to ERIC LIPTON, DAVID E. SANGER and SCOTT SHANE for their excellent investigative reporting!
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