US 2018 elections 'under attack' by Russia - US intelligence chief

14 February, 2018, 19:58 | Author: Bert Pena
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A part of many of these malign actors is their use of cyber, the nation's top intelligence official said.

North Korea has taken advantage of the world's attention focusing on the Korean Peninsula for the games, flexing its muscle by parading missiles and tanks down the streets of Pyongyang on the eve of the Olympic games. "From U.S. businesses, to the federal government, to state and local governments, the United States is threatened by cyberattacks every day".

Pompeo had serious concerns of his own regarding a report by the New York Times last week which suggested US intelligence officials paid $100,000 to a Russian source for compromising information, or kompromat, about the president.

Trump has repeatedly dismissed the idea that Moscow helped him - and all allegations of collusion - as "fake news".

The intelligence chiefs appeared to be in consensus that the threat against the U.S.' cybersecurity is a top priority for the intelligence community and actors like Russian Federation show little sign of slowing down their efforts to sow discord and dissension in the United States. The report predicted Russian intelligence agencies will disseminate more false information over Russian state-controlled media and through fake online personas to spread anti-American views and exacerbate social and political divides in the United States.

Officials predict the Kremlin will insert itself in the November midterms, in which Republicans and Democrats will vie for control of the House and Senate.

. But the latest testimony actually confirmed that it is occurring.

"The American people are smart people", he said.

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Also, the reports are suggesting that the United States chief said, Pakistan's perception of its eroding position relative to India, reinforced by endemic economic weakness and domestic security issues, nearly certainly will exacerbate long-held fears of isolation and drive Islamabad's pursuit of actions that run counter to U.S. goals for the region.

- Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) skewered Trump for not addressing the threat Russian hackers pose to future USA elections.

The White House has received criticism for being slow to enact sanctions against Russian Federation and Trump's vocal support of closer ties with the Kremlin. Warner also said he was concerned that there were no security requirements for government purchases of IoT devices.

Admiral Rogers agreed, saying the USA was "on the wrong end of the course to collision" and was "trying to fight a global battle with our hands tied behind our backs".

Leaders of the intelligence community said the United States is "under attack" as it relates to the nation's cybersecurity posture heading into the 2018 midterm elections. James Risch, R-Idaho, said. They have started to look askance at social media and attempts to influence their opinion, he said.

"My problem is, I talk to people in Maine who say, 'the whole thing is a witch hunt and it's a hoax, ' because that's what the president told me", said Sen.

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