Russia stole blueprints for U.S. blackout restoration?
In public, American officials have said they do not believe Russia's SVR intelligence agency "pierced" classified systems and stole sensitive communications and plans during an alleged cyberattack on what may have been hundreds of networks in the United States, The New York Times reports. But privately, per the Times, those same officials reportedly say they still aren't sure exactly what was or was not taken.
There are concerns that the SVR ‚ÄĒ which the U.S. intelligence agency and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are confident was behind the breach, despite President Trump suggesting China may have been involved instead of Moscow ‚ÄĒ was able to get its hands on delicate, albeit unclassified information from victims like the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. For example, it's reportedly possible the hackers accessed Black Start, the detailed technical blueprints for how the U.S. would restore...
Jim Lincoln wrote: "US intelligence agencies say massive hack of American government 'likely originated in Russia'" https://tinyurl.com/y2rrn43e You are not going to hear much out of the government on this one for quite a while because they don't know how many organizations have been affected either public and private--and has been taken.
Or, there might not be much of anything to hear. We have to take into account the diminishing credibility of the intelligence agencies over the last few years, due to harping about Russian influence, that turned out to be false. Meanwhile China gets a pass no matter what it does.