Russia? China? Who's Behind the Massive Government Cyberattack?


Who's behind the cyberattack on the U.S. government? While most officials agree it's Russia, President Trump says it may be China.

Meanwhile, one U.S. senator is calling for a counterattack.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., say Russia is clearly behind the attack that breached more than 40 government agencies, including the State Department and the departments of Treasury, Energy and Homeland Security.

It was not immediately clear what the hackers were seeking, but intelligence experts say the information they were seeking could include nuclear secrets, blueprints for advanced weaponry, COVID-19 vaccine-related research and information for dossiers on government and industry leaders.

These same officials noted it may take months to completely clear the hackers out of U.S. government systems, which they're believed to have accessed as far back as March.

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) said Sunday the attack shows the Russians have the capacity to cripple vital infrastructure, including electricity, communications, even water.

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