By: Jasalle Jash | 11-05-2016 | News

Inside Russia's Election Cyber Threat

U.S. Ready for A Counter Attack If Russia Attempts To Hack The U.S. Presidential Election

As the U.S., presidential election is around the corner, relations between Russia and the United States are intensifying. Reports from a reviewed

top-secret document and a senior intelligence official reveal that the United States military hackers have successfully infiltrated Russia’s telecommunications networks, command systems, and the electric grid all these efforts are aimed at exposing Russia to secret American cyber weapons, making it vulnerable to attack if the United States thinks it’s necessary.

Several statements and reports issued by U.S. officials have revealed that China, Russia, and other nations have explored

and launched malware on crucial infrastructure systems of the United States

this has been a preparation for the battleground that’s already intensifying.

The potential damage that can be caused by

cyber-attacks should never be underestimated, this could cause black outs, power surges, and internet failure across the nations involved.

However, as much as the United States plays victim, the nation has in several occasions unleashed

cyber-attacks to its adversaries.

According to statements made by senior intelligence officials in the U.S. and documents that were reviewed by NBC,

it’s evident that Russia has been the latest victim of such vicious attacks by the U.S.

The United States government officials have insinuated that the Russian government has intentions of disrupting the upcoming presidential election.

The U.S. officials claim that the Russians have the technical and Cyber capabilities to unleash attacks that might adversely affect the election.

However, the United States intelligence officials state that they don’t expect Russia to unleash attacks on critical infrastructure systems in the U.S this would be an act of war which could have dire consequences.

The intelligence officials claim that there is a likelihood of cyber-mischief from Russia; this might range from the release of inappropriate documents to spreading of in accurate information.

Three U.S. servicemen were killed in Jordan on Friday when they came under fire while entering a military base, the Pentagon said.

The service members were on a training mission, and the incident occurred as they drove their vehicles into the facility, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement.

"We are working closely with the government of Jordan to determine exactly what happened," he added.

The Jordanian news agency Petra initially described the incident as an

"exchange of gunfire"

at the King Feisal airbase in Al Jafr, southern Jordan.

Jordan is a key U.S. ally in the Middle East and has been a close partner in efforts to combat the rise of the Islamic State in the region.

The Pentagon has not disclosed how many U.S. troops are in Jordan but a small number are involved in support and training missions connected to the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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