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Paul Nakasone, Donald Trump's nominee for NSA director, warns foreign hackers don't fear retaliation


Added 03-02-18 11:35:02am EST - “President Trump's pick for National Security Agency director warned lawmakers Thursday that the government's lackluster response to alleged Russian election meddling has failed to deter foreign hackers from attacking U.S. targets.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Paul Nakasone, Donald Trump’s nominee for NSA director, warns foreign hackers don’t fear retaliation”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Trump’s pick for National Security Agency director warned lawmakers Thursday that the government’s lackluster response to alleged Russian election meddling has failed to deter foreign hackers from attacking U.S. targets.

Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Army Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone said that adversaries including Russia, China, North Korea and Iran are willing to continue launching cyberattacks against the U.S. on account of the administration’s subdued reaction to the alleged Kremlin-ordered hacking campaign waged against the 2016 White House race.

“Right now, they do not think that much will happen. They don’t fear us. That is not good,” he told lawmakers during his confirmation hearing Thursday.

“The longer that we have inactivity, the longer that our adversaries are able to establish their own norms,” he added.

“We really haven’t retaliated at all, whether it be Iran, North Korea, China, Russia,” Mr. Sullivan said. “We seem to be the cyber punching bag of the world, and it’s common knowledge.”

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