DHS Warns Against Possible Russian Cyberattack As Pentagon Prepares Troops

Aerial view of the Pentagon, Arlington, VA / Photo by Mariordo Camila Ferreira & Mario Duran via Wikimedia Commons

The Department of Homeland Security says that Russia may be planning a cyberattack on the U.S. homeland. According to a DHS intelligence bulletin, Russia is weighing whether to attack on if the U.S. and NATO’s response to Russia’s potential invasion of Ukraine is a threat to Russia’s “long-term national security.”

Newsmax reports:

“Russia maintains a range of offensive cyber tools that it could employ against U.S. networks — from low-level denials-of-service to destructive attacks targeting critical infrastructure,” says the Jan. 23 memo, which DHS distributed to critical infrastructure operators and state and local governments.

DHS analysts assess that Moscow’s threshold for conducting disruptive or destructive cyberattacks on the U.S. homeland “probably remains very high,” the memo says. “[W]e have not observed Moscow directly employ these types of cyberattacks against U.S. critical infrastructure — notwithstanding cyber espionage and potential prepositioning operations in the past.”

U.S. officials have been preparing for potential retaliatory cyberattacks from the Kremlin as Russia has threatened to invade Ukraine by amassing some 100,000 troops along the Ukraine border. The Treasury Department held a classified briefing that covered the issue for big U.S. banks, while the Energy Department has briefed America’s largest electric utilities on Russian cyber capabilities, CNN previously reported.

The report comes as Pentagon announced it is readying up to 8,500 U.S. troops to potentially deploy to Europe.

The Hill reports:

“The United States will act firmly in defense of its national interests in response to actions by Russia that harm us, our allies, or partners,” Press secretary John Kirby told reporters Monday.

In light of that and at the direction of President Biden, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin “has placed a range of units in the United States on a heightened preparedness to deploy, which increases our readiness to provide forces if NATO should activate the [NATO Response Force} or if other situations developed.”

“All told, the number of forces that the secretary has placed on heightened alert comes up to about 8,500 personnel,” Kirby said.

“We’re going to be ready, we’re going to be prepared to help bolster our allies with capabilities they might need,” Kirby said. “We’re going to do this in lockstep with them … this is really about reassuring the Eastern flank of NATO


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BillyQ
BillyQ
4 months ago

The DemonRatz love wars it’s big money for all the elite and big government, and we have a mental case in the White House

monica
monica
4 months ago
Reply to  BillyQ

We have communist maniacs running the so called Demonrat party. Obama, Harris, Hillary, Pelosi, AOC, Sanders – the hood, the bad and the ugly. War overseas and war on their own citizens. Out with them.

Albert
Albert
4 months ago
Reply to  monica

The people you just mentioned are the majority.
God Damn Democracy

Albert
Albert
4 months ago
Reply to  BillyQ

Who started the war Afghanistan?
Iraq ?
Vietnam?

Larry
Larry
4 months ago
Reply to  Albert

The banksters for profit and DARPA and certain company’s with the so called private contractors that who has been behind every dam war and of course your crooked Politian’s that play ball and make millions to did i leave anyone out

Albert
Albert
4 months ago
Reply to  Larry

For the most part bankers, armament manufacturers and defense contractors are very Conservative.
Many are ex-military.
They support Trump.
“Your” crooked politican started the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

tzwksq
tzwksq
4 months ago

Looks like the “Military Industrial Complex” is alive and starving for funds… big surprise!

Albert
Albert
4 months ago
Reply to  tzwksq

The war materials manufacturerers are very Conservative.
Who invaded Afghanistan, Iraq and Vietnam?

monica
monica
4 months ago

When Donald Trump was in office, we had peace negotiations and peace. With the Demonrats in office, we have turmoil, misery, hate and war. Demonrats do not come to the aid of the Nigerian Christians being slaughtered, but stick their noses in the Ukraine.

Albert
Albert
4 months ago
Reply to  monica

When Trump was in office we had war in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.
Nigeria is not a Christian nation,
Ukraine is.
Should America give aid to only Christians?
What about the God Damn Jews?
Muzzies?

Larry
Larry
4 months ago
Reply to  monica

Don’t be fooled the only reason was because of Trump bush got us into Afghanistan and for those of you that will site 9/11 it was done by the élite in this country including the banksters people it is time to wake up and smell the coffee

Albert
Albert
4 months ago
Reply to  Larry

So it Americans who flew the planes in to World Trade Center.
I have always wanted that to true.
Thank you.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
4 months ago

Can anyone that voted for this fool in the WH honestly tell me how many times during President Trump’s reign in office we so much as come close to war (s) with China or Russia???
That’s what I thought….

Albert
Albert
4 months ago

When Trump was in office we were never close to war.
He always backed down.
Even to Rocket Man.

Ginger Firestone
Ginger Firestone
4 months ago
Reply to  Albert

Trump didn’t back down, he negotiated peace. Russia, China and even Rocket Man didn’t get close to war because they knew a strong leader when they worked with him. He was what we needed then and he is what we need now – but instead have Basement Joe.

Albert
Albert
4 months ago

Rocket man continues to build rockets.
Russia and China will not attack us.
Russia will come to the defense of their nextdoor neighbor.
China, like the US, will continue to build and maintain military bases throughout the world.

Rehoina
Rehoina
4 months ago

Exactly. All d3mocrat leaders start a war. They and others make millions from a war.

Albert
Albert
3 months ago
Reply to  Rehoina

Who started the Iraq, Afghanistan, and the American War against the Vietnamese people?

Junius Stearns
Junius Stearns
4 months ago

From what I’ve heard, these 5,000 American troops intended to face off against as many as 150,000 Russian troops now deployed along the Ukrainian border have instructions to back down & withdraw if faced with the threat of actual confrontation. If so, why the hell are they being sent there? If instead to a neighboring NATO country or countries, how could that possibly deter the Russian invader? Also, wouldn’t it benefit the Biden crime family if the current government of the Ukraine were to be removed from office? Would that not end any chance of Hunter ever being forced to face the music on bribery charges related to his involvement in corruption in that country?

Thomas
Thomas
4 months ago
Reply to  Junius Stearns

Biden just wants to get rid of more military equipment and kill off a few of out troops !

Albert
Albert
4 months ago
Reply to  Junius Stearns

Trump had four years to make Hunter face the music.
Trump is a weak puke.
He could not even lock up that criminal Hillary.
Weak pukes get their lunch money and votes stolen.

Thomas
Thomas
4 months ago

We do not have a president …
” F J B ” he was not elected to anything … he was handed our White House on a Platter of FRAUD !    It was Biden himself that bragged about the FRAUD just a few days before the 2020 Election !    Here are his exact words …“We have put together the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.”– Joe Biden, October 24, 2020

Don Nicholas
Don Nicholas
4 months ago
Reply to  Thomas

Blame his teleprompter.

Albert
Albert
3 months ago
Reply to  Don Nicholas

It was the knee slapper of the decade.
The joke was on Trump.
Trump proved no voter fraud.

Albert
Albert
4 months ago
Reply to  Thomas

Where are the voter fraud indictments?
Trump knew in 2017 that the Dems were going the cheat.
The weak puke could do nothing about it.

Bob D.
Bob D.
4 months ago
Reply to  Albert

Go away hess

Albert
Albert
4 months ago
Reply to  Bob D.

When Trump goes away.
He went away from the White House.
America is next.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
4 months ago
Reply to  Bob D.

OMG I’m so sick of this idiot!
It’s such a pain to post and he’s always on the sidelines waiting to bark his stupid responses.

Bob D.
Bob D.
4 months ago

You know it’s now using two handles, “Albert Hess” and now just “Albert”. Such a clever little libitard troll…..lol

Albert
Albert
3 months ago
Reply to  Bob D.

So says Bob D.
Is the D for DickHead?
I got a new Smart phone.
I went with the default.
Why did you go with DickHead?

Albert
Albert
3 months ago

I bark at stupidity.
Trump won Maricopa County by 345,322 votes.
The Cyber Ninjas counted them.
And then went bankrupt.

Albert
Albert
3 months ago
Reply to  Bob D.

Trump was made to go away from the White House.
I am still here.
Trump was made to go away from Twitter.
I am still here.

Rehoina
Rehoina
4 months ago
Reply to  Albert

Weak. Lmao. Look whos there now. Just like. Jen p said live obama running things he and susan rice. Biden cant wipe his own ass

Albert
Albert
3 months ago
Reply to  Rehoina

Weak people get their votes stolen.
Could you please provide the exact Jen quote.
Joe works with people.
He is not a monarch.
He is not the King of America.
We had a King for four years.
We the people fired the Ex King.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
4 months ago
Reply to  Thomas

That’s exactly 100% correct!
I heard him say it.

Albert
Albert
3 months ago

Did you hear any sarcasm?
Do you know what sarcasm is?
Do you live in virtual world?
Where are the voter fraud indictments?

Albert
Albert
3 months ago
Reply to  Thomas

Joe is not for GEDs.
The voter fraud of 2020 was the fraudulent claim of wide spread voter fraud.
Trump had four years to put a stop to voter fraud.
Trump is a weak puke.
God does not allow Conservatives to have the sarcasm gene.
Trump spent four years campaigning on voter fraud.
It was a losers strategy.
Joe laughed it off.

Shelley Kaiser
3 months ago
Reply to  Thomas

For the life of me, i will never understand how fraud Biden got into the White House. The whole 2020, so called, election was a total fraud, and this country is corrupt all the way to the Supreme Court!

Don Nicholas
Don Nicholas
4 months ago

Baby steps is weakness and no bully will be impressed by weakness. Don’t corner them, give them a way out, but be sure to let them know we let them out.

Albert
Albert
4 months ago
Reply to  Don Nicholas

We are in their backyard.
They will decide who gets out.
They can put 100,000 boots on the ground in one day.
They don’t care how many lose.
A significant portion of Ukrainians want to be part of the Soviet Union

Albert
Albert
4 months ago

What would Trump be doing differently?

Ginger Firestone
Ginger Firestone
4 months ago
Reply to  Albert

We wouldn’t have this problem if Trump was in the oval office. They only pick on the weak leaders and Trump wasn’t weak.

Albert
Albert
4 months ago

Trump was weak.
So weak that he could not stop voter fraud.
Weak people get their stuff stolen.

Albert
Albert
4 months ago

Putin, Xi and Un picked on Trump.
He got nothing out of them.
He made China realize that it does not need the US.
Most of the world wants to do business with China.
Like we want to do business with Communist Vietnam.

Rehoina
Rehoina
4 months ago

Exactly. People go look back all wars was democrat presidents

Albert
Albert
3 months ago
Reply to  Rehoina

Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq were started by Republicans.
I looked back.
You did not.

Albert
Albert
3 months ago

Putin, Xi and Un picked on Trump.

Rehoina
Rehoina
4 months ago
Reply to  Albert

Never would come to this. 4 yrs and no threat no war. They dont fear basement biden hes weak and they laugh at us

Albert
Albert
3 months ago
Reply to  Rehoina

We were at war in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.
That was why we had troops there

Bob D.
Bob D.
4 months ago

If I were in our military right now, I’d have a very difficult time stepping up knowing the conflict was avoidable and resulted from constant bad leadership and decisions from the imbecile in charge. Just couldn’t get behind it. Send Hunter.

Albert
Albert
4 months ago
Reply to  Bob D.

Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan Iraq and Syria were avoidable.

Rehoina
Rehoina
4 months ago
Reply to  Albert

All democrat leaders

Albert
Albert
3 months ago
Reply to  Rehoina

When we first put boots on ground in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq a Republican was in the White House.
How can you be so God Damn Dumb.
It is always the GED/Trumpers calling for Iran to be turned into glass.
The US would never ever use nukes first.
Not even against the Japanese savages.

Albert
Albert
3 months ago
Reply to  Rehoina

Korea and Vietnam belong to Eisenhower.
Afghanistan and Iraq belong to Bush.
What wars belong to the Democrats?

wvweights
wvweights
4 months ago

You know I always wondered why they let…..albert stay on ???? Then may be just maybe it is ….ttn…..that really likes him to be on…..I love hitting the down button but just maybe ttn….wants that. O well at least I get to use by down button a lot when he comes on. Have a good day….albert.

Albert
Albert
4 months ago
Reply to  wvweights

Some people get off putting their lips on the down button.
They confuse it with a clit.

Albert
Albert
4 months ago

Russia never dared to make a cyber attack when Trump was in office.

Rob
Rob
4 months ago

Amazing! Senile old Joe couldn’t get us out of Afghanistan fast enough, regardless of the American deaths he caused and the future deaths he caused by abandoning Americans and America’s friends, and the fire power he left behind. He ran from the Taliban AND now we are to believe the Ukraine needs our troops to survive and he’s going to stand up to Putin!!! Is America filled with that many idiots to not revolt in mass against another stupid idea from this Administration! I would drive my son to Canada before following this President’s lead !!

Albert
Albert
3 months ago
Reply to  Rob

Senile old Trump could not get us out of Afghanistan, Joe did.
Why did we invade Afghanistan?
Was it because Saudis attacked America?

DebV
DebV
4 months ago

Just how will deployment of troops to Ukraine prevent a Russian cyber attack?? We don’t need soldiers to fight hacking … or did I really miss something in this plan?

Albert
Albert
3 months ago
Reply to  DebV

Who should fight hacking?
Microsoft/Facebook?

Marlene Hessler
Marlene Hessler
4 months ago

Massive HAWK SWARM seen in DC. All scratching their palms at the money to be made.

Don’t get between Pelosi and her broker.

Albert
Albert
3 months ago

Our war materials manufacturerers are Conservatives.

Joe
Joe
4 months ago

So your going to let a senile,frail,old,racist,fool.with stage 3 dementia, get us into a war, that we couldn’t win with this woke white rage,military we have.No one should be listening to a word arrogant,slo,joe says, he isn’t phycologically,fit to be giving life and death orders, situations,everyone knows how weak he is. he is a danger to all of America, and our allies, because he isn’t fit for the office,he needs to be removed from office, before he gets us nuked.

Albert
Albert
3 months ago
Reply to  Joe

How did a guy like that push Trump out of the White House?

Casey
Casey
4 months ago

This NUT Biden is liable to get us into a war. The guy is as crazy as a loon and most people know that it is really George Soros who is calling the shots. And everybody also knows that Soros gets his “JOLLIES” by destroying things not building things.

Albert
Albert
3 months ago
Reply to  Casey

Eisenhower and Bush got us into wars.
Remember Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Trump gave missals to Saudi Arabia.
The nice people who dropped the Twin Towers.

Albert
Albert
3 months ago

Trump deployed US Troops in Afghanistan for four years.

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