The United States has increased cyberattacks on the Russian power system


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The US intelligence services over the past year increased the number of hack attempts software Russian power systems. This writes The New York Times.

According to sources of the edition in Washington, we are talking about are already implemented tracking programs, can also turn off individual elements of the system.

“We do this in such a scale, and some thought a few years ago,” — said one of interlocutors of the newspaper. He explained that U.S. government hackers have stepped up activity to “make a warning to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin”.

On June 11 public hearing, the adviser to the U.S. President for homeland security John Bolton stated that the United States began more widely to consider the electronic States as potential targets for attacks. According to him, it is part of attempts “to tell Russia or anyone else who conducts cyber operations against us: “You will pay the price””.

In 2017, the U.S. government issued a joint report by the FBI and Department of homeland security, which refers to the hacker attacks against energy companies and industrial enterprises of the United States. On approval of the intelligence services, hackers may have a keen interest in nuclear energy, aviation, water, and also to the key industries.

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