Leon Panetta: US Should Go On Offensive In Cyberwar

The former U.S. defense secretary says the Trump administration isn't doing enough to deter the threat of further Russian hacking.

Leon Panetta: US Should Go On Offensive In Cyberwar
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Former U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he wants the Trump administration to take a harder line against Russia's cyberwar operations targeting the U.S. energy grid and its elections.

"Russia, clearly, is using their cybercapabilities," Panetta told Newsy. "We saw it take place in 2016. That was essentially a full-scale and bold cyberattack on the United States of America, targeting our election process."

Newsy's Liz Wahl speaks with two members of the Ukrainian hacktivist group RuH8.

War 2.0: Blurring The Battlefield

In a special report, Newsy visits the frontlines of cyberwarfare in eastern Europe and analyzes threats to U.S. infrastructure and institutions.


This extended interview is drawn from Newsy's special report "War 2.0." Watch the full story here.