For months, hackers with apparent ties to Russian intelligence targeted multiple major U.S. agencies, including the Treasury, Homeland Security, and the Pentagon. Clint Watts, former FBI special agent, joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss Russian cyber attack allegations and review a damage assessment timeline. According to Watts, the U.S. has "spent billions over the last few years trying to be able to detect just a hack exactly like this or throughout any of these networks. And it failed. And in fact, we’ve probably helped elevate Russia’s game. They’ve gotten more sophisticated. This attack is much more complex…this requires a response.” Aired on 12/17/2020.
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