Courtesy of Reuters:
The U.S. intelligence chief warned on Friday that the threat was growing for a devastating cyber assault on critical U.S. infrastructure, saying the “warning lights are blinking red again” nearly two decades after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Russia, China, Iran and North Korea are launching daily cyber strikes on the computer networks of federal, state and local government agencies, U.S. corporations, and academic institutions said Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.
Of the four, “Russia has been the most aggressive foreign actor, no question,” he said.
Coats spoke at the Hudson Institute think tank shortly after the Department of Justice announced the indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officers on charges of hacking into the computers of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton and Democratic Party organizations.
The indictment and Coats’ comments came three days before U.S. President Donald Trump was to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for talks in Helsinki, Trump’s first formal summit with Putin.
Coats warned that the possibility of a “crippling cyber attack on our critical infrastructure” by a foreign actor is growing.
He likened daily cyber attacks to the “alarming activities” that U.S. intelligence agencies detected before al Qaeda staged the most devastating extremist attack on the U.S. homeland on Sept. 11, 2001.
“The system was blinking red. Here we are nearly two decades later and I’m here to say the warning lights are blinking red again,” he said.
If only we had elected a president with the knowledge and experience to prepare America to repel such an attack, instead of electing a Russian sleeper agent who is preparing America to succumb to the attack.
Keep in mind that she tried to warn us.
WATCH Hillary at Oct 19, 2016 debate warning Trump will try to break up NATO because it’s on “Putin’s wish list.” She also predicts Putin was hacking 2016 election to help Trump win which was just confirmed by GOP led Senate Intel Committee. Like today Trump denies Russia did it: pic.twitter.com/fjeOlYi9EH
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) July 12, 2018
Everything we needed to know was laid right out in front of us.
But not enough of us listened.