14 August 2020

Trump reportedly gave CIA more cyberattack orders

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The CIA's ability to conduct cyberattacks on other countries got a boost in 2018 after President Donald Trump signed a secret order giving it more freedom. reports citing foreign media that the presidential finding apparently undid restrictions created by previous administrations, allowing to authorize more of its own operations instead of waiting for White House approval.

It was designed to let the US go on the offensive against "adversarial countries" like Russia, China, Iran, North Korea and others, according to the report, which cited unnamed former U.S. officials.

2020.07.15 / 18:53
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