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NSA Nominee Confirms Ukraine Is Under Cyberattack
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 08:00:51 +0000 (UTC)
By Brendan Sasso
March 11, 2014
A top U.S. military official said Tuesday he believes hackers are
attacking Ukrainian computer and communications networks -- but he
declined to point the finger at Russia.
"In an open unclassified forum, I'm not prepared to comment on the
specifics of nation-state behavior," Vice Adm. Michael Rogers told the
Senate Armed Services Committee when asked whether Russia is using
cyberattacks against Ukraine. Rogers currently runs the Navy's cyber unit
and is President Obama's nominee to head both the National Security Agency
and U.S. Cyber Command.
"Clearly cyber will be an element of almost any crisis we are going to see
in the future. It has been in the past. I believe we see it today in the
Ukraine. We've seen it in Syria, Georgia. It increasingly is becoming a
norm," Rogers said.
Ukrainian officials have said in recent weeks that government, media, and
telecommunications systems have come under cyberattack. The attacks were
designed to jam communications and hinder the government's response to the
crisis in Crimea, the officials said.
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- NSA Nominee Confirms Ukraine Is Under Cyberattack InfoSec News (Mar 12)