On Nov. 10, United States District Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks ordered sanctions against former President Trump’s lawyers for their mishandling of Trump’s lawsuit against Hillary Clinton, former FBI Director James Comey, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), and others.
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The New York Times has this report:
A “statelike actor” infiltrated the Czech Foreign Ministry and hacked emails belonging to the foreign minister and dozens of his colleagues, in a manner similar to the breach of the Democratic National Committee’s servers, the minister announced on Tuesday.
Nearly half a year after the DNC hack, the United States finally took action. Citing the role of the Russian government in cyber operations apparently intended to affect the U.S. presidential election, as well as harassment of U.S.
This morning, counterterrorism and homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco announced that President Obama has ordered a “full review” of “hacking-related activity aimed at disrupting” the 2016 presidential election.
And the President is not alone in calling for continued scrutiny of Russian interference in the election; his announcement follows bipartisan calls from Congress for investigations into the matter.
Following the joint statement from DHS and ODNI accusing Russia of a recent spate of hacks aimed at influencing the US election, the obvious question is what exactly the US government plans to do about it.
As experts debate the policy implications of the DNC hack and need for attribution, there appears to be consensus that campaigns need better cybersecurity. The unanswered question is how exactly to ensure secure internal campaign communications in a hostile world. One assumption seems to be that campaigns will need to invest significant resources in acquiring expertise and tools and may even need to rely on the capabilities of the federal government to improve security. But that’s not the case.