(National Sentinel) Hostile: Hacks and pundits who ridiculously hammered POTUS Donald Trump for his all-caps tweet to Iranian leaders earlier this week warning them to never again threaten the U.S. owe him a huge apology.
As Fifth Domain reports, an Iranian hacker group known as “Rocket Kitten” has been targeting American industrial, financial, and defense industry databases, stealing whatever information they can.
The Iranians join the Russians and the Chinese atop the biggest cyber threats facing the United States:
Iranian hackers known as “Rocket Kitten” repeatedly target American defense companies in hopes of stealing information to boost Tehran’s missile and space programs. Russian hackers last year compromised dozens of U.S. energy companies. A Chinese cyberespionage group called APT10 relentlessly attacks U.S. engineering, telecom and aerospace industries.
While Moscow’s efforts to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election are widely known, spy services from China, Russia and Iran, along with their proxy hackers also are hard at work trying to steal trade secrets and proprietary information from the United States, according to a government report released July 26.
“Foreign economic and industrial espionage against the United States continues to represent a significant threat to America’s prosperity, security and competitive advantage,” the National Counterintelligence and Security Center said, according to Fifth Domain.
“China, Russia and Iran stand out as three of the most capable and active cyber actors tied to economic espionage and the potential theft of U.S. trade secrets and proprietary information.”
The website noted further:
The report listed two dozen technologies that have piqued the interest of foreign intelligence collectors. They include oil, gas and coal-bed methane gas energies; smart grids; solar and wind technologies; biopharmaceuticals and new vaccines and drugs; defensive marine systems and radar; hybrid and electric cars; pollution control; high-end computer numerically controlled machines, which are used to control factory tools and machines in manufacturing; space infrastructure and exploration technology; synthetic rubber; rare earth materials; quantum computing; and next generation broadband wireless communications networks.
This is how the Mueller probe and constant carping about fake ‘collusion’ and ‘obstruction’ narratives by Democrats and the media are harming our national security.
The president needs to be free to focus on legitimate threats to our country — not made-up political scandals left for him to deal with by Barack Obama, whose foreign policy left us weak and vulnerable.