Bitcoin two-week 40% rally ends with 20% plunge today as China yuan rises sharply.@LindseyGrahamSC disses Russia, defends Intel CommunityDNI Clapper: "I do think we could do with having a United States Information Agency on steroids to fight this information war." Graham: "You think a lot happens in Russia that's big that Putin doesn't know about?" Clapper: "No." Graham: "Yeah, didn't think so." John McCain asks US to develop a counter-propaganda strategy. Clapper says, "I don’t think we've encountered a more aggressive and direct attempt to interfere with our elections" than Russia hack. Rex Tillerson is talking tough on Russia inside his private Hill meetings Clapper: Benefits of attacking US higher than costs for countries like Iran and North Korea NSA Director fears his workforce could decide “to walk” if they don’t feel they have the “confidence of our leaders” .@SenJohnMcCain on Assange: "Do you think there is any credibility we should attach to this individual?" Clapper: "Not in my view." James Clapper on Julian Assange: “I don’t think those of us in the intelligence community have a whole lot of respect for him." "There is a difference between an act of espionage, which we conduct as well... versus an attack." - DNI Clapper Obama's decision to impose sanctions on Russia for cyber attacks was 'consensus' view of US intelligence services, senators told. The joint statement from US intelligence officials on Russian cyber warfare Peskov on MCCain hearing: ".And we are sick and tired of those irresponsibly blaming everything on our country." U.S. intelligence chief Clapper testifies on the impact of alleged Russian hacking on #Election2016. NSA Director Adm. Rogers on hacking and world partners: “We clearly are not where want to be or need to be." John McCain: "Every American should be alarmed by Russia's attack on our nation" U.S. intelligence officials say Russia is a "full scope cyber actor" which poses a "major threat" to U.S. government, military and diplomacy DNI Clapper confirms they will release a version of the Russia report to the public early next week, and brief Congress too McCain: “Congress must set partisanship aside” to deal with foreign cyber attacks US official says Obama has received US intelligence officials' report on Russian and other foreign meddling in electionsUS intelligence officials says Russia poses serious cyberthreat Clapper to speak soon in Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Russia hackCongress grills top U.S. spies on alleged Russian cyber attacks during #Election2016 Dem @SenJackReed calls for creation of a special Senate panel to examine Russian hacking, not just individual committeesMcCain says not surprised Putin thinks he can launch increasingly clear cyberattacks after paying little price for invading Ukraine. Senate hearing on Russian hacking allegations will get started in about 30 minutes. Assange's Reddit has been moved to next Tuesday, 9am Eastern Time. This UI of Russian army UAV Orlan-10

Map. History of Cyberwar conflict

5 January 2017
.@LindseyGrahamSC disses Russia, defends Intel Community
DNI Clapper: "I do think we could do with having a United States Information Agency on steroids to fight this information war."
.@SenJohnMcCain on Assange: "Do you think there is any credibility we should attach to this individual?" Clapper: "Not in my view."
"There is a difference between an act of espionage, which we conduct as well... versus an attack." - DNI Clapper
The joint statement from US intelligence officials on Russian cyber warfare
U.S. intelligence chief Clapper testifies on the impact of alleged Russian hacking on #Election2016.
NSA Director Adm. Rogers on hacking and world partners: “We clearly are not where want to be or need to be."
Congress grills top U.S. spies on alleged Russian cyber attacks during #Election2016
This UI of Russian army UAV Orlan-10