October 2016 cyber attack

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United States (left) launches cyber attack on Russia (right)?

Preparation

  • CIA reportedly plans to launch a cyberattack against Russia - Mariella Moon, engadget, October 15, 2016
    The United States is preparing to launch an unprecedented cyber attack against Russia, according to NBC News. Sources told the publication that the White House asked the CIA to present it with several "clandestine" cyber operation tactics that the administration can choose from. The cyber strike's purpose? To get back at Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin for allegedly interfering with the country's elections.
  • The looming spectre of cyberwar with Russia - Violet Blue, engadget, October 21, 2016
    In the world of cyber (as in security), the question of the week seems to be, "Are we going to cyberwar with Russia?"
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest thinks so. A week after President Obama singled out Russia as being responsible for cyberattacks on targets including the Democratic National Committee, Earnest said in a briefing that the administration would be serving a "proportional" response to Putin and the gang.

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