U.S. effectively used cyber weapons

U.S. effectively used cyber weaponsThe U.S. has already used cyber weapons and efficiently. This was announced on Monday, the former director of National Intelligence, Vice Admiral Michael McConnell retired.

In an interview with "Reuters", he said that the U.S. has the ability to "attack, weaken or destroy" the enemy in cyberspace. In this case, McConnell pointed out that such actions "have been effective," not telling, with no information about when, under what circumstances, against whom and with what consequences America used its cyber weapons and which one.

The former intelligence chief also noted that the most serious abilities to use various vulnerabilities in cyberspace and, for example, to read someone else's e-mail communications, intelligence agencies now have the U.S., UK and Russia.

McConnell was the second head of the National Intelligence after the creation of this post, taking it in 2007-2009, when the administration of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. This position has been created within the structure of the U.S. government after the September 11 attacks of 2001 as a result of the reform of U.S. intelligence. Holder of the office coordinates the work of all 16 U.S. intelligence agencies. In 1992-96 McConnell led the National Security Agency / NSA / U.S. — a key organ of the American electronic intelligence.

Now he is one of the leaders of a major U.S. consulting company "Booz, Allen, Hamilton."