NEW YORK (PNN) - January 3, 2021 - In public, Amerikan officials have said they do not believe Russia’s SVR intelligence agency pierced classified systems and stole sensitive communications and plans during an alleged cyber attack on what may have been hundreds of networks in the Fascist Police States of Amerika. But privately, those same officials reportedly say they still aren’t sure exactly what was or was not taken.
There are concerns that the SVR - which the FPSA intelligence agency and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are confident was behind the breach, despite President Donald Trump suggesting China may have been involved instead of Moscow - was able to get its hands on delicate, albeit unclassified information from victims like the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. For example, it’s reportedly possible the hackers accessed Black Start, the detailed technical blueprints for how the FPSA would restore power if there was a major blackout. If that was indeed the case, Russia would theoretically have a list of systems it could target to keep power from being restored.
The cyberattack appears to have been much broader in scope than originally thought and the hackers managed their intrusion from servers inside the FPSA by exploiting legal prohibitions on the National Security Agency.