Obama administration asks CIA to prepare revenge cyber attack against Russia

intelligence1The White House is considering launching an unprecedented cyber attack against Russia in retaliation for their alleged interference in the US election, intelligence officials say. Current and former officials have said that the CIA has been asked to deliver options for “clandestine” cyber operations designed to “embarrass” the Russian government. The anonymous officials told NBC News the CIA were already operating cyber doors, selecting targets and making other preparations for an operation. The source said they had already gathered information that could potentially expose wrongdoing by Russian President Vladimir Putin. It follows repeated alleged attempts by Russian state-backed hacking groups which have resulted in the leak of thousands of emails sent by senior members of the Democratic party. Read More