USA threatened Russia with "invisible sanctions"


Washington is about to respond toughly to Moscow against cyberattacks attributed to Russian hackers. The United States' response will include more than just the sanctions restrictions that Russians have become accustomed to. Jake Sullivan, Assistant to the President for National Security, spoke about the measures taken by the US authorities in an interview with CBS reporters.


According to Sullivan, the country's intelligence services are currently assessing the damage inflicted by the attackers, which could take several weeks.

The answer will include a set of tools - visible and invisible. It won't be just sanctions

- stressed the official.

In December, the media reported a major hacker attack on customers of computer security company SolarWinds, in which significant damage was inflicted on US government agencies. According to experts, this could be the largest of this kind of hacker attacks on the country's public sector. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed an opinion that Russia was clearly guilty of hacking computer systems, while Donald Trump blamed China for what happened.

The United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, together with the FBI, released a statement last week about Russia's involvement in cyberattacks, thus seeking to obtain the necessary intelligence information.

The press secretary of Vladimir Putin Dmitry Peskov noted that the Russian Federation was not involved in attacks on American computer systems. He recalled that the Kremlin has offered the White House many times to establish cooperation on information security issues, but has invariably been refused.
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  1. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
    Afinogen (Afinogen) 22 February 2021 09: 30
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    Washington is about to respond toughly to Moscow against cyberattacks attributed to Russian hackers.

    laughing Amerikosy will be smoked with something, and then cyber attacks will appear to them. For the first time eh. laughing
  2. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 22 February 2021 09: 43
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    Russia is a country that "endured" it, and it will be like this all the time, as long as everything acquired and stolen from the state will be in foreign banks, and the families of our oligarch officials will live over the hill, in places of savings of stolen hundreds of billions of dollars, that's our government humbly endures all these streams of dirt and lies addressed to Russia, but its people are in complete bewilderment, and whether our great "helmsman" is taking us there.
  3. _AMUHb_ Offline _AMUHb_
    _AMUHb_ (_AMUHb_) 22 February 2021 16: 55
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    ... living in places of savings of stolen hundreds of billions of dollars ...

    Abramovich did not work that way, because the denyushki (paper) is something like him, however, they are the "owners of the money", the Romka did not invest in anti-Russia and "went around the world" for citizenship. For a long time I did not look for it, obviously I didn’t want the white world is a billionaire after all ... nevertheless, such attacks unite (at least our country around the leader), which is also somewhat suspicious against the background of internal problems (why unite if they want to overthrow him? Is this not an agreement) and only the defense industry , new submarines descending from the stocks, speak of the opposite, these D.B. do not know who or what they contacted ...
  4. 123 Online 123
    123 (123) 23 February 2021 05: 14
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    Unseen? And that the sanctions from hell have already ended? Somehow passed unnoticed request
  5. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
    Ulysses (Alexey) 23 February 2021 11: 23
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    This whole canoe with "the next terrible sanctions" has long been reminiscent of a flat, not funny anecdote.