Cybercrime , Cyberwarfare / Nation-State Attacks

Top US General: Response to Russia Not Unified

Plus, Putin Says 'Nikogda' to Extraditing Alleged Troll Factory Workers
Top US General: Response to Russia Not Unified
U.S. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti testifies March 8 before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: America's top general says the U.S. response to Russian election interference isn't as well coordinated as it needs to be, and Pennsylvania sues Uber for failing to notify data breach victims in a timely manner.

In this report, you'll hear (click on player beneath image to listen):

  • Election meddling response: U.S. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, the head of U.S. European Command, testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee that the U.S. response to Russian attempts to meddle in elections needs to be more unified.
  • Uber gets sued: Jeremy Kirk, ISMG managing editor for security and technology, reporting on Pennsylvania's lawsuit against ride-sharing platform Uber over its tardy data breach notification to consumers (see Pennsylvania Sues Uber Over Late Breach Notification).
  • Indicted Russian nationals: Russian President Vladimir Putin denying having any knowledge of the 13 individuals or three organizations' activities that are the focus of a federal indictment charging them with U.S. election interference. Putin has ruled out extraditing any of his country's citizens. But attorney Mark Rasch says "there are other ways" to get suspects to the United States (see Putin Offers Extradition Promise to US: 'Never').

The ISMG Security Report appears on this and other ISMG websites on Fridays. Don't miss the Feb. 23 and March 2 editions, which respectively analyze the Department of Justice indicting Russians for allegedly running an industrialized troll factory designed to influence U.S. politics and the White House's response to Russia's attempts to meddle in U.S. elections.

The next ISMG Security Report will be posted on Friday, March 16.

Theme music for the ISMG Security Report is by Ithaca Audio under a Creative Commons license.

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