Obama asked for report about full scrutiny of cyber-attacks against election

U.S. President Barack ObamaU.S. President Barack Obama.Photo:REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

US President Barack Obama has asked for a full review of cyber-attacks against the United States ahead of the presidential election.

Obama’s administration and US intelligence chief went a month before the election, and said that Russia was behind an extensive campaign to influence the election, including through hacker attacks against the Democratic Party.

– The president has asked the intelligence services to initiate a full review of what happened during the electoral process in 2016, said Obama’s security advisor Lisa Monaco.

– It is essential to understand what this means, what has happened and learn from it, she said during a breakfast meeting held by The Christian Science Monitor. The report should be ready before Obama leave the office on January 20th.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today