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Bonkers! Trump Administration prepares its best hackers for ‘swift and severe’ cyberattack against Russia – in case of election meddling

U.S. military hackers have been given the go-ahead to gain access to Russian cyber systems in case of midterm election ‘meddling’. The Pentagon and members of the US intelligence community have not-so-secretly agreed on a rough plan for an offensive cyberattack against Russia in the event the Kremlin interferes with the 2018 midterm elections on November 6, according to Yahoo! News, citing “current and former senior US officials” familiar with the plan. In preparation for its potential use, U.S. military hackers have been given the go-ahead to gain access to Russian cyber systems that they feel is needed to let the plan unfold quickly, the officials said. The effort constitutes one of the first major cyber battle plans organized under a new government policy enabling potential offensive operations to proceed more quickly once the parameters have been worked out in advance and agreed among key agencies. -Yahoo! So far, national security officials have reported limited efforts by…

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