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Bolton: US has expanded ‘offensive cyber operations’ against state actors; ‘they will pay a price’

Bolton: US has expanded ‘offensive cyber operations’ against state actors; ‘they will pay a price’

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The United States is ramping up cyber operations targeting Russia and other so-called adversaries, in what US National Security Advisor John Bolton says is a response to election meddling. Speaking at the Wall Street Journal’s CFO Network conference on Tuesday, Bolton said Washington had taken steps to create “structures of deterrence” in cyberspace in order to stop interference in US elections, but what he described sounded a lot like launching a cyber war. Under a new presidential directive, the administration has “fundamentally changed the way the United States government makes decisions about offensive cyber operations,” Bolton said, adding that the new approach has improved “capabilities across the board to engage in more offensive cyber activities.”
Source: Bolton: US has expanded ‘offensive cyber operations’ against state actors; ‘they will pay a price’

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