The U.S. is still pondering an appropriate response to Russian attempts to interfere with the election, but it may not be delivered in cyberspace, says James R. Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence. He told a New York audience yesterday that tit-for-tat cyberattacks might backfire on the U.S. economy.
Proposal, which would take effect Dec. 1 unless Congress stops it, would allow federal agents with a warrant to hack millions of U.S. computers at once. Justice Department say it’s necessary to fight “botnets,” while Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) calls it “more government surveillance.”
At the 10th biennial Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE X) conference, one of the premiere get-togethers of the digital world, it was clear that the nefarious forces the cyberworld is now most concerned with are lodged within our own government.