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House Intel Chief Wants To Increase Cyber Attacks Against Russia

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So how does this help international dialogue and honest dealing, to build trust as this only invites intrusions that lead to greater problems. No wonder the world is walking away from this parasite Cabal. Those hurt are the innocent American people.

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House Intel Chief Wants To Increase Cyber Attacks Against Russia

Defense One
By Patrick Yucker
2 October 2014

The United States should be conducting more disruptive cyber attacks against nations like Russia, according to Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

“I don’t think we are using all of our cyber-capability to disrupt” actors in Russia targeting U.S. interests, he said at The Washington Post’s cybersecurity summit on Thursday.

Rogers cited attacks out of Russia on the U.S. financial sector, specifically against JP Morgan Chase in August, as an example of nation states targeting U.S. companies and financial interests. The FBI is currently investigating whether or not the attacks were a response to the financial sanctions that the United States placed on Russia in March.

He didn’t directly implicate Putin’s government in the attack on JP Morgan Chase, but he called the attempted breaches a “decision [made] on the basis of sanctions,” and asked whether the intent was “to monitor transactions or go in destroy enough data to cause harm to transactions?”

He called it enough of an alarm to prompt the committee to “ramp up our efforts” and said the U.S. needs an “understandable policy on what offensive operations look like and should be.”

On Thursday, JP Morgan Chase released filings showing that the hack may have affected 76 million accounts, far broader than had been previously believed.

The power to wage cyber attacks is discussed under a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Directive issued on June 21, 2013. And it’s alluded to in a March 5 Air Force instruction mandate titled “Command and Control (C2) for Cyberspace Operations“ (10-1701), but is otherwise classified.

Adm. Michael Rogers, the head of NSA and Cyber Command, said the United States has authority to conduct limited cyberwar activities. “Geographic combatant commanders already have authority to direct and execute certain Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO) within their own networks,” he testified at a recent Senate Armed Forces Committee hearing.

But Rep. Rogers cautioned that the private sector networks, which comprise 85 percent of the networks in the United States, are “not prepared to handle” even present-day hacks from nation states, much less a coordinated retaliatory back and forth of extremely sophisticated attacks, the sort of volleying that might be characterized as cyber war.

“If your [chief information officer] says he’s ready for what’s coming, find a new CIO,” he said.


1 comment :

  1. These lies, unproven should be prosecuted...Stephen Lendman give perfect analysis:

    Irresponsible NYT Putin Bashing
    A previous article called The Times a machine for manufacturing Big Lies. It did so for good reason.
    It buries hard truths on issues mattering most. It substitutes managed news misinformation.
    It does so repeatedly. Consistently. Disgracefully. When it comes to US/Russian relations, Obama's imperial designs go unexplained.
    Putin is public enemy No. 1. No matter his championing peace and stability. His going all-out for them.

    His cooperative, peaceful relations with all countries. His observance of rule of law principles. His overwhelming domestic popularity in contrast to Obama's lowest in his presidency.
    It doesn't matter. Times correspondents, contributors and editors support the worst of US policies. Responsible Russian ones are bashed.

    Anti-Russian propaganda rages. It's relentless. Vile. Shameless. Irresponsible. Typical Times. In late August, its editors headlined "Mr. Putin Tests the West in Ukraine," saying:
    "The evidence has been mounting for some time, but there is no longer any doubt: Russian troops are in Ukraine, not as volunteers, as the rebel commander in Donetsk would have the world believe, but in units equipped with mobile artillery and heavy military equipment."

    Nothing NATO says is reliable. It's US-controlled. Like The Times, it's a lying machine. Big Ones repeat ad nauseam.
    It didn't matter. Times editors quoted NATO Brig. General Nico Tak. He lied claiming "significant (Russian military) interference" in Ukraine.

    He ludicrously said over 1,000 Russian soldiers operate inside the country's Southeast. NONE! Repeat NONE operate there. Volunteers from various countries participate on both sides. Times editors didn't explain.

    "(B)y any name," they said, nonexistent "Russian aggression against Ukraine (represents) unacceptable escalation."
    No evidence whatever suggests it. Times editors know it. They lie for power. They support Washington's killing machine. They turn truth on Russia on its head. Reality is polar opposite their Big Lies. They disgracefully accused Putin of "play(ing) his dangerous game in Ukraine with cunning and deceit…" A litany of other Big Lies followed.
    They ignored Washington's responsibility for ousting democratically elected Viktor Yanukovych. Murdering scores of Kiev civilians and police in the process. Replacing him with fascist putschists. Calling their illegitimate government democratic.

    Calling Southeastern Ukrainian freedom fighters "terrorists" for demanding real democracy. Bashing Putin for being on the right side of history. Disgracing themselves in the process.
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