In an interview the head of the US Cyber Command, General Paul Nakasone, has revealed that the United States is carrying out offensives against the Russian computer system.
The United States not only delivers weapons to Ukraine, but also organizes cyberattacks against Russia although, according to Washington, that does not constitute a “direct military confrontation”, i.e. if we attack it is not a war, but if they attack us it is.
“We have carried out a series of operations: offensive, defensive and information operations,” General Nakasone told Sky channel in an interview broadcast on Wednesday (1).
Nakasone, who is also director of the NSA – the U.S. intelligence agency – did not provide specific details of the offensives, saying only that they were “legal and consistent with U.S. policy.”
Asked about this, White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre added: “We are not negotiating our security assistance to Ukraine. We are doing exactly what the president said he would do” (2).
The public acknowledgment of a direct operation against Moscow is the first since the invasion of Ukraine began. Although the statement is shrouded in mystery, the United States is making it clear that it is comfortable enough to strike in cyberspace, without the risk of escalation behind it.
Biden has pledged not to directly engage Russia militarily during the war in Ukraine until the U.S. and its allies are attacked. “Cyber attacks do not violate the commitment not to enter into direct military conflict with Moscow,” says spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre.
On the telematic front, like good hypocrites, Western countries only admit defense. They protect their computer systems, but do not attack. Only the countries of the Axis of Evil are hackers.
“Since 2013, the Russians have led an insurgency in U.S. cyberspace and we have been silent about retaliation. The paradigm has shifted, as Russia must now work to defend itself,” said Tom Kellermann, chief cybersecurity officer at VMware.
In April, the U.S. alleged that a group of “Moscow-linked” hackers had attempted to “infect” thousands of computers with spyware.
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Ukraine, with an army of hundreds of thousands of “volunteer” hackers, is harassing Russian companies and public sites. Russia’s alcohol distribution platform is regularly disrupted by cyber-attacks. Moscow, on the other hand, communicates very little about disruptions in its cyberspace.
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