Monday, December 12, 2016

Senators say cyberattacks 'have cut to the heart of our free society'

A bipartisan group of senators said early Sunday that reports of Russian interference in U.S. elections should “alarm every American,” adding that recent cyberattacks “have cut to the heart of our free society.”

“For years, foreign adversaries have directed cyberattacks at America’s physical, economic and military infrastructure, while stealing our intellectual property. Now our democratic institutions have been targeted,” Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Jack Reed (D-R.I) and Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a statement.
“Recent reports of Russian interference should alarm every American.”
The Washington Post reported on Friday that the CIA concluded Russia intervened in the election to help Donald Trump win the presidency.
Various people have been identified who helped the Russian government leak hacked documents from Democratic sources, including the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, to WikiLeaks, according to the report.
The senators said on Sunday that Congress’s national security committees have worked “diligently” to address the “complex challenge” of cybersecurity, adding that “recent events show that more must be done.” Read full story here 

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