Did United States declare a Cyber War on Russia?

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All these days we have witnessed a kind of hysteria in the US Media which reported that Russia was launching cyber attacks on Public and Private Businesses of America. The reports added that Russia was also found guilty in influencing the US 2016 polls which made the US Election results go in favor of US President-Elect Donald Trump.

Now, Russia has directly accused the United States of launching increased cyber attacks on its government agencies. The Fed also disclosed that the government has proof of witnessing a surge in cyber attacks on its government networks in past 4 weeks and perhaps this could be a retaliated cyber attack from state-sponsored actors.

Nikolai Patrushev, the Secretary of Russia’s Security Council revealed that his country’s Information Systems were coming under the influence of external forces from past few weeks. He said that this is happening the day after the US Media accused the Vladimir Putin’s Russian Government of snooping into the records of Hillary Clinton- the Democratic Rival in the 2016 Presidential Campaign on America.

Nikolai said that Russia is in a plan of forming an international body which will formulate rules for nations of responsible behavior in cyber space…..something like China’s past lawful antics in cyber space.

As per the reports disclosed by Mr. Patryshev, a former head of the FSB secret service and a very close supporter of Putin, Russia’s presidential website are witnessing around 1200 cyber hacking attacks per minute and 7 thousand times a day from past few weeks, against two thousand times a month on a previous note.

Earlier, in November’16, an NBC Report suggested that US Military has managed to break into the servers of Kremlin and is ready to launch cyber attacks, as a part of the cyber war against commanding systems of some Russian Energy Supply and Telecommunication systems.

So, do Nikolai’s latest revelations suggest that the US has started a cyber war against Russia…?

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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