According to him, these operations were offensive, defensive and informational. However, he did not name what kind of “hacking actions” the US military is doing.
“My job is to provide a range of options to the secretary of defense and the president, which I do,” the general added.
Nakasone also stressed that the United States daily calculates the possibility of a Russian cyber attack, so they try to be proactive – they identify Russian hackers and their intentions.
Earlier, the US, Canada, the UK and the EU exposed a massive Russian cyberattack on satellite internet at the start of the war against Ukraine.
The hacking of the KA-SAT Viasat network took place at the end of February, simultaneously with the invasion of Russian troops into the territory of Ukraine.
According to US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, the purpose of the cyber attack was to disrupt the work of the Ukrainian command. These actions were to be extended to other European countries.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss called the attack “deliberate and malicious”. The EU Council said that it resulted in indiscriminate communication outages in Ukraine and several EU countries.