Obama was a feckless tw*t who wasn’t interested in countering Russia’s superior cyber attack capabilities. Trump, a competent, modern and aware president has leveled the playing field.
If Russia is plunged into darkness one day, Washington may well be behind it—or so US officials are telling the New York Times. In a strategic shift, the US military’s Cyber Command is planting malware in Russia’s electrical grid to offset the threat that Russia can do the same to America. The FBI and Homeland Security have warned for years that Moscow has planted malware in US power plants, water supplies, and gas and oil pipelines. Now, with President Trump and Congress giving Cyber Command more leeway, it’s game on. The US “has gotten far, far more aggressive over the past year,” says a top intelligence officer on condition of anonymity. “We are doing things at a scale that we never contemplated a few years ago.”