US may be planning cyber-attack on Russia, reports say

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Emerging reports say that the Obama administration is considering what would be “an unprecedented covert cyber action against Russia.”
Tensions between the two nations have continued to rise over the last several months in light of the already contentious American presidential election, and with recent reports of voter registration system hacks, it now appears that the CIA is weighing its options when it comes to retaliation against Russia.
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Officials from the agency told NBC News that the CIA has given the White House a number of options, each of which would comprise a “wide-ranging ‘clandestine’ cyber operation designed to harass and ’embarrass’ the Kremlin leadership.”
While the details of any such operation have yet to be revealed, the intelligence agency has already reportedly begun its preparations and is gathering information on Russia, and in particular, President Vladimir Putin.
We leave for the reader to decide why the CIA is publicizing its plans to conduct a “covert” operation.

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