American “military hackers” penetrated into the Russian infrastructure, including the “management system of the Kremlin”, says NBC News , citing a statement from an anonymous senior us intelligence and secret documents at the disposal of the channel.
“Military hackers infiltrated the U.S. in electrical and telecommunications in Russia and in the Kremlin, making them vulnerable to attack using a secret U.S. cyber-weapons if the US deems it necessary,” says NBC News.
Channel sources indicate that the decision to attack is made, but this penetration creates conditions for it. The United States to use cyber weapons “in the unlikely event that if the USA will be carried out a significant attack.”
Now NBC sources “continue to Express concern that Russia is using its kiberbezopasnosti to try to disrupt the presidential elections next week”. While the intelligence did not expect that Russian hackers attacking critical infrastructure.
The channel cites the former commander of NATO forces Admiral James Stavridis. “We are more than a match for offensive capabilities (in cybersphere) any other way, but they’re gaining on us fast… We got to the point where we need to give an answer to Russia in case of significant events in cybersphere on the eve of elections”, – quotes the Admiral RIA “Novosti”.
Earlier, the Ministry of homeland security and the Director of national intelligence has accused Russia of deliberate attempts to influence the outcome of elections in the United States through cyber attacks. US intelligence agencies have repeatedly hinted that Russia supports the candidacy of Republican Donald trump.
The Kremlin has repeatedly denied that hinder US hackers linked to the Russian leadership. President Vladimir Putin also stressed that Moscow will work with any U.S. President, who will choose the American people.