Russian phishing attacks on the US continue &What is to be done? @DefTechPat

May 12, 2017, 04:30 AM

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Russian phishing attacks on the US continue &What is to be done? @DefTechPat

“How does the U.S. fight the Kremlin’s strategy of hacking political targets’ private communications and dumping the material online through third parties such as Wikileaks? The head of U.S. Cyber Command has an answer: call out the behavior for what it is. That may seem as simple as it is obvious, yet that’s not the tactic President Donald Trump is taking. Rather, his recent statements have tried to call into question the intelligence community’s conclusions about Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. elections. Speaking on Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Adm. Michael Rogers, the head of Cyber Command and the NSA, said that letting the Kremlin conduct phishing operations without calling them out publicly would be a huge mistake, one that almost guarantees that such attacks will continue. “In the case of the Russians,” Rogers said, “we need to publicly out this behavior. We need to have a public discourse on this.” The NSA had been in contact with French authorities in the runup to the France’s May 7 final election, Rogers said, to share evidence of Kremlin activity meant to boost Putin-friendlyNational Front candidate Marine Le Pen. “We had talked to our French counterparts and gave them a heads-up — ‘Look, we’re watching the Russians. We’re seeing them penetrate some of your infrastructure. Here’s what we’ve seen. What can we do to try to assist?’” Rogers said….”

http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2017/05/intelligence-leaders-are-practically-begging-trump-condemn-russian-hacking/137706/