Monday, November 07, 2016
Election Day Mutually Assured Cyber Destruction?
NBC News is reporting that US Hackers have penetrated critical infrastructures in Russia, just in case someone decides to tamper with tomorrow's election.
"U.S. military hackers have penetrated Russia's electric grid, telecommunications networks and the Kremlin's command systems, making them vulnerable to attack by secret American cyber weapons should the U.S. deem it necessary, according to a senior intelligence official and top-secret documents reviewed by NBC News.
American officials have long said publicly that Russia, China and other nations have probed and left hidden malware on parts of U.S critical infrastructure, "preparing the battlefield," in military parlance, for cyber attacks that could turn out the lights or turn off the internet across major cities."
I had a boss once who used to tell me "There are no unintentional leaks in Washington." so I'm guessing this is a question of mutually assured destruction in cyberspace, but does it really have to be telegraphed?