According to a new report by The New York Times there are many cases where the US Cyber Command has infiltrated Russia's electrical infrastructure in recent months. Officials mentioned in the publication featured a move to warn the United States that Russia is willing to actively work in this area to prevent potential cyber attacks.
According to Times "The official explained how to place US computer codes on Russian grids and other targets, which were not previously reported," a senior intelligence official told Times in Times "They were much more aggressive in the last year." And they said, "We're working on a scale we could not think of years ago." There is no indication that efforts in the Russian infrastructure have been portrayed as "persistent beings" and that the United States has actually launched any kind of attack.
Officials say the US is investigating the electricity grid since 2012 and that efforts have been strengthened Times
US officials have commented on the need to initiate a cyber attack against the Russian government. Times The Cyber Command did not explain what actions were taken specifically through the new approvals. He also said that the director can carry out the operation with the approval of the defense minister without approval from the president.
The newly announced action is similar to the action taken by the Cyber Command in November 2018 to stop trolling operations related to the country. Intermediate Researcher Internet research institute before election. The operation was one of the most aggressive actions since the group was taken offline and could not access the internet and the Pentagon approved more aggressive campaigns in June.
It appears to be part of an effort to prevent potential attacks by showing that the Trump Administration is willing to provide cyber attacks in the United States. National Security Adviser John Bolton said earlier this week that the United States had interfered with the "top priorities" of the election, saying that "[got] is ready to impose enormous costs on someone who has tried them I pointed out. "