‘US PRE­PAR­ING RE­TAL­IA­TORY CY­BER AT­TACK ON RUS­SIA’

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WASH­ING­TON: US in­tel­li­gence of­fi­cials are pre­par­ing a pos­si­ble cy­ber at­tack against Rus­sia in re­sponse to Rus­sian hack­ers’ al­leged at­tempts to in­flu­ence the US elec­tion, NBC News re­ported. The CIA is pre­par­ing op­tions for a “clan­des­tine” oper­a­tion to “em­bar­rass” Moscow, the broad­caster re­ported, cit­ing un­named US in­tel­li­gence of­fi­cials. They said the CIA was al­ready select­ing tar­gets and mak­ing other prepa­ra­tions, and had gath­ered in­for­ma­tion on “un­savoury tac­tics by Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin”. – dpa

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