The US CYBERCOM is targeting Russian operatives, to deter them from spreading disinformation to interfere in Midterm elections, after DOJ denounced an ongoing information warfare campaign
The United States Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) is targeting Russian operatives, to deter them from spreading disinformation to interfere in Midterm elections. It has been reported by the New York Times. It’s doing, telling them that American counterpats have identified them and are tracking their work, according to officials briefed on the operation. The campaign, which includes missions undertaken in the last days, is the first known overseas cyber operation to protect American elections, including the November midterms. The operations come as the Justice Department (DOJ) outlined on Friday a campaign of “information warfare” (info-warfare) by Russians aimed at influencing the midterm elections, highlighting the broad threat the American government sees from Moscow’s influence campaign.
The United States Cyber Command, founded in 2009, has offensive capabilities and is part of a joint team with NSA that works to identify and deter foreign influence campaigns of info-warfare
The United States Cyber Command has been founded in 2009 to defend military networks but has also developed offensive capabilities. The command shares a headquarters and leadership with the National Security Agency, which collects electronic and signals intelligence. A joint Cyber Command-NSA team has been working on the effort to identify and deter foreign influence campaigns. The cyber security and anti-propaganda experts operates on different aspects of the info-warfare. From purging fake accounts, thanks to the cooperation with the social media companies, to fight Russian intrusion in democratic elections. Midterm included. CYBERCOM has also sent teams to Europe to shore up the defenses of American allies and partners so they can combat Russian intrusions on their own government networks, according to defense officials.