I have a message for the Trump administration: Get your shit together and stop doing the bidding of a foreign government.
A cybersecurity firm, CrowdStrike, has warned that Russian hackers may have used the CrowdStrike software to target the United States during the 2016 presidential election.
And a report from the House Intelligence Committee, released this week, makes the case that Russia may have also tried to interfere in the election through Twitter.
The Russian hacking campaign, the report says, is designed to disrupt the election process, by exploiting vulnerabilities in the social media platform that allow people to post anonymously.
The report comes as Congress prepares to discuss legislation aimed at preventing future cyberattacks.
In the wake of the report, the White House issued a statement expressing confidence in CrowdStrike’s findings.
The statement said the report is “extremely serious” and calls for Congress to “take immediate action” to prevent future attacks.
CrowdStrike has released a separate report that details how Russia has tried to infiltrate Twitter and other platforms.
The cybersecurity firm says the Russian government “targeted the Twitter service using the Crowdstrike technology” and that Russian agents “were able to gain access to accounts and data on Twitter.”
The CrowdStrike report makes a case that the Russian hackers who attacked the U-S.
election were using the software to “tamper with or delete” U. S. voting data.
The new CrowdStrike findings come as a new bipartisan report, released Tuesday, calls for the creation of a new agency to investigate election hacking.
It also suggests the Trump White House should consider appointing a special counsel to look into the hacking and other efforts that could be used to “influence” future elections.
“As the investigation continues, it is critical to understand the nature of the activities that may have occurred in the 2016 election, and the extent to which the Russian state is engaged in this activity,” the bipartisan report says.
“We must also recognize that it is important to have a coordinated response to Russian efforts to interfere with our electoral process, and to the broader cybersecurity landscape that remains a concern,” it continues.
The bipartisan report urges the president to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the alleged cyberattacks and to bring to justice those responsible.
It warns that the administration’s reluctance to act on this investigation could lead to “the collapse of the entire American electoral system.”
The bipartisan cybersecurity report is the latest to call for an investigation into alleged Russian cyberattacks on the U