Iran has laid groundwork for extensive cyberattacks on U.S., say officials

Iran has laid groundwork for extensive cyberattacks on U.S., say officials

After the U.S. pulled out of the nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testified before Congress that the U.S. was “anticipating it’s a possibility” that Iran would increase cyberattacks in the coming weeks and months and that the U.S. “will be prepared.” Nielsen said the […]

Russia Hacks Into U.S. Power Plants, But Nuclear Reactors Should Be Impervious

Russia Hacks Into U.S. Power Plants, But Nuclear Reactors Should Be Impervious

The control room at the Browns Ferry nuclear reactor. These systems are robustly isolated from the outside world and the Internet. They cannot be hacked..Archives of Les Corrice According to an alert from the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team yesterday, Russia has hacked into many of our government entities and domestic companies in the energy, […]

McConnell: Russians are not our friends

McConnell: Russians are not our friends

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDoug Jones walks tightrope on Supreme Court nomineeKavanaugh gets questionnaires for confirmation hearingDem infighting erupts over Supreme Court pickMORE (R-Ky.) on Monday said that Russia is not a friend of the U.S. and that he supports the intelligence community’s finding that Moscow meddled in the 2016 election. “I have […]

Voting machine errors already roil Texas and Georgia races – POLITICO

Voting machine errors already roil Texas and Georgia races – POLITICO

Georgia is one of five states that still relies entirely on paperless voting machines, even as most others have switched to scanned-in paper ballots. | Tami Chappell/AFP/Getty Images Voting machine errors already roil Texas and Georgia races The errors would appear to work to the advantage of Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz over Democratic challenger […]

NSA chief says Trump hasn’t told him to confront Russian cyber threat

NSA chief says Trump hasn’t told him to confront Russian cyber threat

Washington (CNN)US Cyber Command chief Adm. Mike Rogers told lawmakers on Tuesday that he has not been granted the authority by President Donald Trump to disrupt Russian election hacking operations where they originate. Asked by Democratic Sen. Jack Reed if he has been directed by the President, through the defense secretary, to confront Russian cyber […]

Russia’s GRU ‘targeted chemical weapons watchdog OPCW’

Russia’s GRU ‘targeted chemical weapons watchdog OPCW’

Image copyrightDutch Defence MinistryImage caption The four Russians travelled on diplomatic passports Dutch security services expelled four Russians over a cyber attack plot targeting the global chemical weapons watchdog, officials said. The operation by Russia’s GRU military intelligence allegedly targeted the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons in The Hague in April. The OPCW […]

History professor predicts Mueller will reveal Trump crimes that will ‘shock the nation’ — and force GOP to impeach

History professor predicts Mueller will reveal Trump crimes that will ‘shock the nation’ — and force GOP to impeach

Historian Allan Lichtman is known for making accurate predictions — and he’s more certain than ever that President Donald Trump will be impeached this spring. The American University history professor has correctly predicted the winner of every presidential election since 1984, including Trump, and he has recently updated his book, The Case for Impeachment, that […]