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bluewater's Journal
July 13, 2021

"U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia's Power Grid"

By David E. Sanger and Nicole Perlroth
June 15, 2019

WASHINGTON — The United States is stepping up digital incursions into Russia’s electric power grid in a warning to President Vladimir V. Putin and a demonstration of how the Trump administration is using new authorities to deploy cybertools more aggressively, current and former government officials said.

In interviews over the past three months, the officials described the previously unreported deployment of American computer code inside Russia’s grid and other targets as a classified companion to more publicly discussed action directed at Moscow’s disinformation and hacking units around the 2018 midterm elections.

Advocates of the more aggressive strategy said it was long overdue, after years of public warnings from the Department of Homeland Security and the F.B.I. that Russia has inserted malware that could sabotage American power plants, oil and gas pipelines, or water supplies in any future conflict with the United States.

But it also carries significant risk of escalating the daily digital Cold War between Washington and Moscow.


This article is from June 15, 2019, published in the New York Times.

Is the recent round of ransomware attacks originating from Russia a case of tit for tat? To demonstrate what goes around comes around?


"But it also carries significant risk of escalating the daily digital Cold War between Washington and Moscow."

I have faith that President Biden will be both firm and reasonable in preventing cyberattacks against our country without any needless escalation, unlike Trump.

July 13, 2021

"the Moon Landings were Faked!"

Best reply:

"Oh, so you are one of the sheeple who believe in the moon..."

July 13, 2021

I am optimistic that the Republicans will crash and burn

Every news cycle the Republicans expose themselves as being even more bat-shit crazy fascists than anyone could ever have imagined.

The historical midterm loses, the increased gerrymandering, the voter suppression laws all be damned -- I simply can't believe that the American electorate is going to put the Republicans back in power.

No country is that stupid.

Not even us.

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