Biden Admin. To Weigh Risk Of Unleashing Cyberweapons

By Ben Kochman (February 8, 2021, 10:25 PM EST) -- President Joe Biden has pledged to respond with force to hacking campaigns carried out by the country's enemies, but his administration may want to proceed with caution given the risks of launching weapons into the digital ecosystem, ex-government lawyers say.

Among the most pressing issues facing the new administration is how best to respond to a cyberespionage campaign that, to date, has compromised the networks of U.S. government agencies including the Departments of Commerce, Treasury, and Homeland Security. Early indications are that the intrusions were orchestrated by Russian intelligence agents exploiting a security flaw in a type of software developed by Texas-based SolarWinds Corp. The software...

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