The United States intends to launch the first promised cyberattack against Russia within the next three weeks.
This is reported by The New York Times with reference to officials.
According to the interlocutors of the publication, at the moment a series of covert counterattacks on Russian networks are being prepared, which will be obvious to President Vladimir Putin, his intelligence services, and the armed forces, but not to the rest of the world.
вЂњI believe that measures that are obvious to Russia, but not visible to the rest of the world, can be the most effective method by which the United States can mark the boundaries and show the possibility of a response,вЂќ the publication quotes the words of the US national security adviser Jake Sullivan.
The White House intends to combine cyberattacks with some economic sanctions. In addition, a decree by US President Joe Biden is on the way, designed to accelerate the strengthening of the protection of American networks.
It is noted that the issue of protecting American networks has gained particular relevance in the White House, Pentagon, and intelligence services in recent days after the public exposure of serious interference in Microsoft's mail systems, which are used by small businesses, local authorities, and also, according to some information, key military contractors in the USA.
We will remind, in February, the adviser to the American president Jake Sullivan said that the United States is preparing a response after the December cyberattack on the US Treasury and other departments.