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NYT: U.S. To Retaliate Against Russian Cyber Attacks

The first major move is expected over the next three weeks, officials said, with a series of clandestine actions across Russian networks that are intended to be evident.

For four years, we looked the other way when it came to Russia. Guess that's over now. Via the New York Times:

WASHINGTON — Just as it plans to begin retaliating against Russia for the large-scale hacking of American government agencies and corporations discovered late last year, the Biden administration faces a new cyberattack that raises the question of whether it will have to strike back at another major adversary: China.

Taken together, the responses will start to define how President Biden fashions his new administration’s response to escalating cyberconflict and whether he can find a way to impose a steeper penalty on rivals who regularly exploit vulnerabilities in government and corporate defenses to spy, steal information and potentially damage critical components of the nation’s infrastructure.

The first major move is expected over the next three weeks, officials said, with a series of clandestine actions across Russian networks that are intended to be evident to President Vladimir V. Putin and his intelligence services and military but not to the wider world.

The actions will be combined with more sanctions against Russian, and an executive order from President Biden to harden federal networks against attacks.

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