Russians hacking vs U.S., Microsoft President: Russians Targeting All Political Sides

 There is no evidence that the latest Russian hacking attacks against U.S. Senate offices or American-based think tanks were successful, Microsoft Corp’s Brad Smith said on Tuesday, adding that the hackers are targeting “everyone across the political spectrum.” Smith, Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer, also said in an interview with MSNBC that the company had “no doubt” that the Russian hacking group behind the attack - known as Fancy Bear - was the same one that targeted “every major presidential candidate last spring in France.”

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This is what Russia does. All they do is try to polarize both sides to create division. Anything they're doing on one side they're doing on the other as well. KGB is still in full action. 

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Wonder if this will finally encourage to take this issue more seriously? Some people have already seriously understood this problem

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When are we going to quit acting like these Russian cyber attacks are not open acts of war? Maybe, Mr. Bolton knows answer.

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Russia has been doing this in various forms for over a decade, and they are getting bolder because U.S. don’t have a whole of government/private sector response plan. So, simple...

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Microsoft says that it executed a court order to shut down 6 websites created by a group tied to Russian intelligence that sought to spoof conservative U.S. institutions, the U.S. Senate and Microsoft itself.  Any bets to how many MORE Russian sites are out there untouched?

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ZOMG  RUSSIA  RUSSIA  RUSSIA  !  ELEVENTY ! ! !

Seriously?

 

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We should be spending a large amount of our National Defense Dollars on combatting hacking.  If we need a SpaceForce we damn sure need a webforce.  I agree with Petar, how is it we don't have an all inclusive government/private sector response plan?

I'm by no means a computer guy, and don't know if its even possible, but you would think in todays climate of sanctions we could just turn off the internet spigot into the U.S. for countries we know are doing the hacking.  No access into U.S. internet connection, no hacking.  I know someone will explain why that isn't possible, VPN's or some such, right?

Tom, thanks for the laugh, I pictured Marsha Brady.  Marsha Marsha Marsha...………..

TXPower

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