White House authorizes ‘offensive cyber operations’ against Russia and other nations

By |2018-09-23T20:56:59+00:00September 23rd, 2018|

The White House has “authorized offensive cyber operations” against U.S. adversaries (Russia, China, Iran, North Korea), in line with a new policy that eases the rules on the use of digital weapons, national security adviser John Bolton said Thursday.

“Our hands are not tied as they were in the Obama administration,” Bolton said during a news briefing to unveil a new national cyber strategy.

He did not elaborate on the nature of the offensive operations, how significant they are, or what specific malign behavior they are intended to counter.

Source: The Washington Post