Since 2011, a Russian "Trojan Horse" has been in place, threatening computer systems vital to our infrastructure. It was only discovered last week.
British spy chief Robert Hannigan has called Internet services such Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, and others “the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists” and says he wants “better arrangements” with tech companies.
The recent intrusion into a computer network at the White House, made public last week, appears to have been carried out by hackers working for the Russian government. This is not an isolated incident. Over the past several years Russia has been responsible for multiple, sustained attacks on computer systems belonging to governments and security firms with government contracts.
There have been hints about the possibility of a second person leaking classified documents to reporters close to the Snowden story. Now the FBI has identified a suspect.
Confronted with the fact that they are being spied on by their own government, many law-abiding Americans claim they don't care because they have nothing to hide. But in reality, they should care very deeply.