New York Times reports US has placed malware inside Russia
According to a recent report in the New York Times, the US is escalating its cyber attacks on Russia’s electric power grid and states that it has placed potentially crippling malware inside Russian systems.
The Times has reported that the placement of the malware deep within Russia’s grid is a first for the US, and is intended as a warning and also to put the US in a position to conduct cyber attacks should a significant conflict arise with Russia.
Experts are yet to explain why they thought it prudent to publicise such an event.
The Times reported that: “Two administration officials told the Times they believed President Donald Trump had not been briefed in any detail about the US computer code being implanted inside the Russian grid.”