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Romney says US must respond vigorously to Russia cyberattack

Romney says US must respond vigorously to Russia cyberattack
The Utah senator said the massive cyberattack discovered earlier this week, which officials say could be the biggest hack on the American government ever, must be met with a vigorous response and without delay.

Mitt Romney said Sunday.“I don’t know if we have the capacity to do that in a way that would be of the same scale or even greater scale than what Russia has applied to us, but this is something we have to address as soon as possible,” said Romney.Saying the outgoing president has a “blind spot” when it comes to Russia, Romney said those in the know are not operating under any uncertainties.Most Read “And the reality here is that the experts, the people who really understand how our systems work and how computers work and software and so forth, the thousands upon thousands at the CIA and the NSA and the Department of Defense, have determined that this came from Russia,” Romney said.

" (NBC) Among the federal agencies hacked in the massive cyberattack include The Defense and Homeland Security Departments, the Energy Department, and the Treasury and Commerce Departments.After investigators discovered the Treasury and Commerce departments had been hacked in the sweeping intrusion undertaken by a hostile foreign government, authorities ordered agencies to scan networks for potentially compromised servers and malware.

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