It has been confirmed that our national security is being treated by foreign actors, and people in power are now talking about a ” Russian Hack”, which should deserve investigation. On Friday, Congressman Greg Steube a Republican from Florida spoke about the threats on Newsmax.
“Biden will be even softer on cyber crimes, so we need to be very careful. China and Russia believe that Biden has won, and they are looking for anything and everything that would help them while they are trying to disrupt our systems so we can’t communicate,” Steube said.
A Trump administration official tells Axios that the cyberattack on the U.S. government and corporate America, apparently by Russia, is looking worse by the day — and secrets may still be being stolen in ways not yet discovered.
The big picture: “We still don’t know the bottom of the well,” the official said. Stunningly, the breach goes back to at least March, and continued all through the election. The U.S. government didn’t sound the alarm until this Sunday. Damage assessment could take months.
The BBC reported:
“The US energy department is the latest agency to confirm it has been breached in what is being described as the worst-ever hack on the US government.
The department is responsible for managing US nuclear weapons but said the arsenal’s security had not been compromised.
Tech giant Microsoft also said on Thursday that it had found malicious software in its systems.
Many suspect the Russian government is responsible. It has denied any role.
The US treasury and commerce departments are among the other targets of the sophisticated, months-long breach, which was first acknowledged by officials on Sunday.
Researchers, who have named the hack Sunburst, say it could take years to fully comprehend what is one of the biggest ever cyber-attacks.”
According to Ric Grenell, a former acting DNI director, who said the largest, most widespread hack on US cyberinfrastructure occurred under Chris Krebs’ watch and called for an investigation on Thursday.
.@RichardGrenell says "clearly, we've had an ongoing attack on the US Government and confidential information. We need a full evaluation of how they got through the blockers and the software." [via @JohnFBachman on Newsmax TV: https://t.co/VlT7z8drtO] pic.twitter.com/ju3Yc11p34— Newsmax (@newsmax) December 18, 2020
Krebs testified at a Senate Committee Hearing on Wednesday to Senator Ron Johnson, under oath, that the 2020 Presidential was the safest election in the history of the country and was somewhat combative with the panel to defend his actions as cyber director before President Donald J. Trump fired him in November.
Krebs is clearly the focus of suspicion over the massive attack.
According to NoQreport:
“There may actually be a silver lining for Trump supporters that could ironically come back to bite Krebs and the Democrats. SolarWinds, the company at the heart of the hack, also happened to be connected to Dominion Voter Systems, the company at the heart of voter fraud. Their offices were raided this week, meaning we may have the Dominion data we’re seeking to prove voter fraud. That would be, as our I noted earlier, the “MOAB” (Mother Of All Bombshells.)
The most severe hacks against the U.S. government in history have been ongoing since March under Chris Krebs’ watch, and he didn’t have a clue. This is the guy Democrats are using to vouch for the security of the 2020 elections.”