Report: Obama May Slap Sanctions On Russia Over Hacking
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As the Obama administration counts down the clock of its final weeks, it is expected to announce that economic sanctions will be put in place against Russia in response to Russian efforts to interfere in the presidential election, the Washington Post is reporting.
Reported by Western Journalism:
A public diplomatic censure may be announced this week along with the actions against Russia, reported the Post, citing unnamed officials.
“I think sanctions are warranted here,” said George Kurtz, co-founder and CEO of cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike.
“Does the U.S. have capabilities to take action? They certainly do,” Kurtz said. “It will be up to the current and future administrations to decide what they are going to do.”
The Post reported that the Obama White House is seeking to use, as its basis for action, a 2015 law giving the president authority to respond to cyber attacks from overseas. That law did not cover any efforts to influence elections.
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