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Cyber Command Commander Paul Nakasone said that two recently discovered cyber-attacks were “a clarion call” to take a fresh look at challenges facing the US.(Reuters)

US conducted more than two dozen pre-election cyber operations

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2021 11:03 PM IST
General Paul Nakasone, the head of the National Security Agency and US Cyber Command, testified at a Senate hearing on Thursday that Cyber Command conducted the operations “to get ahead of foreign threats before they interfered or influenced our elections.”
Russia's President Vladimir Putin talks to US President Donald Trump during their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.(REUTERS File Photo)
Russia's President Vladimir Putin talks to US President Donald Trump during their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.(REUTERS File Photo)

US officials warn of ongoing 'real' Russian efforts to disrupt polls

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2018 08:56 AM IST
American intelligence agencies had in 2016 issued a joint assessment, which was updated in 2017, that Russia had interfered in the 2016 elections to damage Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and help Trump win the presidency.
Dan Coats, director of national intelligence, speaks during a White House press briefing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018.(Bloomberg)
Dan Coats, director of national intelligence, speaks during a White House press briefing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018.(Bloomberg)

Russia a keyboard click away from interference in US mid-term polls: Intelligence chief

Bloomberg, Washington | By Toluse Olorunnipa
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2018 06:10 PM IST
Dan Coats was among five top national security leaders who blasted Russian efforts to interfere in US elections.
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