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The first official hacker attack of the US intelligence services on Russia


The problem of the interference of Russian "trolls" inThe election of the American president has long been discussed by politicians, representatives of the special services and the public in the United States. Recently it was reported that the US intelligence agencies conducted a preventive attack against the "Internet Research Agency" from St. Petersburg, blocking access to its employees in the Internet.

The problem of the interference of Russian "trolls" inThe election of the American president has long been discussed by politicians, representatives of the special services and the public in the United States. Recently it was reported that the US intelligence agencies conducted a preventive attack against the "Internet Research Agency" from St. Petersburg, blocking access to its employees in the Internet.

The agency was blocked in 2018 and timeattacks came during the regular election campaign to the US Congress in November. It is alleged that the intelligence services of the United States for the first time carried out an attack aimed at neutralizing the Russian "trolls", which was a warning about the consequences of interference in the internal affairs of the United States.

The attack was carried out by the cybernetic department.commanders of the US armed forces with the direct participation of specialists from the National Security Agency (NSA). Strategic research experts say that the operation was not an effective measure in waging an information war, but a simple warning that can nevertheless cause some irritation.

American politicians are confident that the elections inThe congress was held without foreign interference only thanks to the warning sent by the special services to the Internet Research Agency, which, according to unverified information, is associated with Yevgeny Prigozhin.

In December 2018, the report of the PermanentThe US Senate Special Committee reported that the agency masked its activities under the fight on behalf of a Christian organization with a dependence on masturbation. At the same time, data were collected on conscripts to the US Army for their subsequent blackmail.