Report: CIA runs secret cyberwar with little oversight after Trump gave the OK, say US government officials - 2020-07-16

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F0.png Report: CIA runs secret cyberwar with little oversight after Trump gave the OK, say US government officials July 16, 2020, Kieren McCarthy, The Register

The covert operations are largely targeted at Iran, China, Russia, and North Korea, say anonymous sources, and have included the public disclosure of 15 million debit card details belonging to customers of Iranian banks, according to a report by Yahoo! News.

The approval for the operations stems from a National Security Presidential Memorandum (NSPM) signed in 2018 by President Trump which has long been known about but the contents of which remain top secret. It has been officially described as authorizing "offensive cyber operations."

At the time, the relevant memo, NSPM 13, caused serious concern among experts, not least because it removed many of the constraints introduced by the Obama administration.

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