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US intelligence on the danger of cyber attack: the costs are minimal - the result is huge

A number of countries, such as Russia, China, Iran and North Korea today possess advanced cybernetic capabilities and use them as a tool to promote their national interests, reports TASS statement by the head of US National Intelligence Daniel Coates.

According to Coates, these countries, representing the greatest danger to the United States, are constantly being improved in cyber war. They use their capabilities as a “cheap tool of public policy” to promote their interests.

They make relatively small investments in terms of finance and human resources, and the result is a solid, much higher than the initial costs, explained the director of national intelligence.

Recall, recently, the US administration in absentia accused seven alleged employees of the Russian military intelligence to commit virtually all high-profile cyber attacks committed over the past few years. According to Washington, these employees have been operating in cyberspace since 2014. They are credited with, including attacks on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the American agency of the same kind (USADA), the OPCW, the Westinghouse company, as well as the Canadian Center for Sports Ethics.

In turn, the British confirmed cyber attacks on the staff of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces (former GRU) at the OPCW, sports organizations, political institutions, the media and business structures around the world.

Moscow denies all these accusations, indicating neither their lack of evidence.
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  1. arhPavel
    arhPavel 19 October 2018 11: 51
    Whatever they say in Moscow.
    In the United States, there is an opinion that the British special services confirm with a high degree of probability.
    1. Tatyana
      Tatyana 19 October 2018 13: 50
      The British confirmed the cyber attacks of employees of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (former GRU) at the OPCW, sports organizations, political institutions, the media and business structures around the world.

      However, in matters of various kinds of provocations, it is in Washington, and even more so in London, like thieves, that the cap is on fire!
      Whose cow would moo to Russia, but not from the USA and Britain!
  2. Svarog
    Svarog 19 October 2018 11: 51
    Something I have never heard, but the consequences of cyber attacks ... But the amount of damage, everyone writes significant .. Medvedev here voiced something 600 billion .. the damage from attacks on us .. it’s interesting to know where the numbers come from and what specific damage .. .
    1. Bykov.
      Bykov. 19 October 2018 12: 01
      VonnaKray ransomware virus.
  3. Bykov.
    Bykov. 19 October 2018 11: 56
    And how it all began. How the Amegikos and their henchmen rejoiced, and chatted happily about their capabilities in the cybersphere. And now they whine like puppies when they realized that they can also be played against them. What about us ?!
  4. g1washntwn
    g1washntwn 19 October 2018 12: 03
    I remember that even in my router I was hollowed out with packets with a reset from an IP address in Holland (apparently from an infected office PC). I don’t know how the provider missed the attacks on his hardware, rolled up a complaint and became quiet.
    On the Internet, the war is permanent, everyone from petty crooks to states are trying to catch their fish in troubled waters, so Western lamentations about "what about us?" just an information war element.
    To reveal more information, from where, for example, attacks on the Russian banking sector were carried out? Or do the special services of the countries keep some kind of agreement among themselves? But then, under the conditions of "partners'" assaults, it makes no sense to be honest, I think so.
  5. Guru
    Guru 19 October 2018 12: 19
    If you recall Edik Snowden, it’s exactly the mattresses who are engaged in cyber attacks.
  6. askort154
    askort154 19 October 2018 13: 05
    The first hacker attack was carried out by the United States and Israel in 2010 against Iran, at a uranium enrichment plant, which Iran purchased from Germany. This then flaunted openly. According to Clinton, the president of the United States gave the green light to the attack.
  7. askort154
    askort154 19 October 2018 13: 57
    Hackers, quantity, costs:
    - USA, about 9000 - 7 billion dlr.
    - China, about 20 - 000 billion dollars.
    - England, about 2000 - 0,8 ml.dlr.
    - Russia, about 1000 - 0,3 mln.dlr.
    - Israel, about 1000 - 0,15 mlr. dlr.
    In Russia in 2013, officially, the cyber team of the Russian Defense Ministry was created.