US intelligence uses shaky data on cyber attacks in order to pursue their own political agenda, Deputy Director of the Russian National Coordination Center for Computer Incidents Nikolai Murashov told a briefing on Thursday.
The guidelines on hacker attacks, drawn up by the US intelligence community and published in September 2018, clearly state that detecting the sources of attacks is a very complicated process. "There are often gaping holes in the evidence and there may be no access to the required data.
Besides, not all of it can be trusted because its reliability is poor. The so-called indirect data, which seems to come in handy, would nevertheless be thrown out of court," the expert is quoted as saying by TASS.
Murashov stressed that tying hacker attacks to the current political climate has become the key political factor today. "That’s why the US always knows who it should blame in advance. These are just four countries: Russia, China, North Korea and Iran."
"What’s the reason for this situation? Why does political assessment significantly differ from the opinion of the technical and expert community? What serves as a breeding ground for the myths about Russian, Chinese or other hackers? Who breeds them?" he asked.
For us the answer is obvious, this ‘game without rules’ is being run by US intelligence. "Their goal is to suppress everyone who is not a member of their like-minded clique and ensure domination in cyber space," the expert emphasized.