What they actually mean when they say "Russia hacked us"
What is actually implied is that the Russian hackers were really working out of the Kremlin.
MSNBC and CNN will come out and tell you that Putin personally hacked our computers, while Washington will never correct them.
But they know better. They always knew better.
The US State Department has announced today its intention to offer rewards of up to $10 million for any information that helps US authorities identify and locate threat actors “acting at the direction or under the control of a foreign government” that carry out malicious cyber activities against US critical infrastructure.
...Many cyber-security companies and industry experts have blamed Russia, accusing the Kremlin of tolerating and allowing these gangs to operate from its borders on the condition they don’t attack Russian organizations.
Other gangs have been seen operating from China, Iran, and North Korea.
Through its announcement today, the State Department is looking for proof that these gangs are operating with some sort of help or guidance from local regimes....
To facilitate tips, the State Department said it was willing to pay rewards in cryptocurrency and even set up a specialized dark web portal to receive anonymous tips.
They've got nothing! Absolutely nothing!
If they had just 10% of the evidence that they've been pretending they have that the Kremlin was behind any of the attacks, then they never would have taken this step.
In other total bullsh*t news about the internet, Cuba cut off internet access and Washington absolutely must do something to restore it.
So far, all President Joe Biden has offered the tens of thousands of protesters risking their lives to call for freedom in Cuba are a few words of support. It’s time to do more — by acting to secure internet access on the island.
...Biden said Thursday that he’s considering it, telling reporters: “They’ve cut off access to the Internet. We’re considering whether we have the technological ability to reinstate that access.”
That sounds like a stall: The feds should know that already, since the idea’s been suggested for years, for example when Iran’s rulers shut down the Web to squelch protests — and it’s an obvious tool to help freedom-lovers around the globe in such situations.
Yeh, how could they not have a plan? Biden and the Democrats are weak.
Ooorrrrr! Maybe this isn't an issue at all.
Psiphon Inc's freely available internet censorship circumvention tool has about helped nearly 1.4 million Cubans this week gain access to websites, the company said on Friday, after Cuba's government curbed access to popular social media and messaging platforms.
The Toronto-based company's Psiphon Network receives U.S. government financial support and also helped people in other countries including Iran and China overcome governmental restrictions on internet access....
Psiphon said 1.389 million users accessed the open web from Cuba through its network on Thursday, as well as 1.238 million as noon EDT (1600 GMT) on Friday.
So not only is this whole issue a non-issue, but Washington will spend millions for public internet in Cuba, while outlawing municipal internet at home.