CYBER WAR: Trump Admin Accuses RUSSIA of ATTACKING American Energy Grid

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.16.18

The Trump administration publicly accused the Russian government of orchestrating coordinated attacks against the American energy grid Thursday; marking the first time the US government has blamed the Kremlin for intentionally hacking the United States’ infrastructure.

According to Reuters, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI believe Moscow was behind a sophisticated cyber-attack as far back as March 2016; issuing a security alert that detailed Putin’s push to hack America’s water, nuclear, commercial, manufacturing, energy, travel sectors.

“The Department of Homeland Security and FBI said in the alert that a ‘multi-stage intrusion campaign by Russian government cyber actors’ had targeted the networks of small commercial facilities ‘where they staged malware, conducted spear phishing, and gained remote access into energy sector networks.’ The alert did not name facilities or companies targeted,” writes Reuters.

The development comes hours after the Trump administration sanctioned 19 Russian nationals for their role in meddling during the 2016 presidential election and days after the Kremlin assassinated a former spy on British soil.