Threat Intelligence

7/16/2018
03:25 PM
50%
50%

Trump Dismisses Russian Interference Indictments in Presser with Putin

Russian President Vladamir Putin 'just said it's not Russia,' US President Trump said.

After a highly anticipated and controversial meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin today in Helsinki, President Donald Trump doubled down on his doubts that Russia interfered with the 2016 US election.

In a joint news conference after their one-one-one meeting, Trump said that he believed Putin's denial of Russia's involvement. "So I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today," Trump said.

His statements come just days after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation led to the bombshell indictment of 12 Russian military officials for hacking into US systems in a widespread, orchestrated election-interference operation aimed at helping Trump's candicacy over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

Said Trump, "I don't see any reason" for Russia to interfere with the US presidential election. 

But Trump's own intel chief stood by the intelligence community's findings that Russia meddled in the 2016 election. 

"The role of the Intelligence Community is to provide the best information and fact-based assessments possible for the President and policymakers. We have been clear in our assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and their ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy, and we will continue to provide unvarnished and objective intelligence in support of our national security," said director of national intelligence Daniel R. Coats, in a press statement released after the Trump-Putin press event.

Read the full transcript from the Helsinki press conference here

 

 

 

 

Black Hat USA returns to Las Vegas with hands-on technical Trainings, cutting-edge Briefings, Arsenal open-source tool demonstrations, top-tier security solutions and service providers in the Business Hall. Click for information on the conference and to register.

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
REISEN1955
50%
50%
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
7/17/2018 | 6:56:40 AM
On this one, wrong wrong wrong
Trump was so wrong on this call - reminds me of FDR at Yalta (for those who read history).  Putin is evil and a disturber of the peace.  Russia interfered in the election JUST TO CAUSE HELL for everybody to the benefit of Russia.  Putin is not good and old crazy McCain had it right when he said his roots of KGB.  Trump was rolled by a master of political theatre or just has never met a truly evil man.  They are few and far between but watch out for them.  (Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Castro - etc).    They are are not "businessmen" at a table making a deal. 
Making the Case for a Cybersecurity Moon Shot
Adam Shostack, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Technologist, Game Designer,  2/19/2019
New Free Tool Scans for Chrome Extension Safety
Dark Reading Staff 2/21/2019
Privacy Ops: The New Nexus for CISOs & DPOs
Amit Ashbel, Security Evangelist, Cognigo,  2/18/2019
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
5 Emerging Cyber Threats to Watch for in 2019
Online attackers are constantly developing new, innovative ways to break into the enterprise. This Dark Reading Tech Digest gives an in-depth look at five emerging attack trends and exploits your security team should look out for, along with helpful recommendations on how you can prevent your organization from falling victim.
Flash Poll
How Enterprises Are Attacking the Cybersecurity Problem
How Enterprises Are Attacking the Cybersecurity Problem
Data breach fears and the need to comply with regulations such as GDPR are two major drivers increased spending on security products and technologies. But other factors are contributing to the trend as well. Find out more about how enterprises are attacking the cybersecurity problem by reading our report today.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2019-1698
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
A vulnerability in the web-based user interface of Cisco Internet of Things Field Network Director (IoT-FND) Software could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to gain read access to information that is stored on an affected system. The vulnerability is due to improper handling of XML External E...
CVE-2019-1700
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
A vulnerability in field-programmable gate array (FPGA) ingress buffer management for the Cisco Firepower 9000 Series with the Cisco Firepower 2-port 100G double-width network module (PID: FPR9K-DNM-2X100G) could allow an unauthenticated, adjacent attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) conditio...
CVE-2019-6340
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
Some field types do not properly sanitize data from non-form sources in Drupal 8.5.x before 8.5.11 and Drupal 8.6.x before 8.6.10. This can lead to arbitrary PHP code execution in some cases. A site is only affected by this if one of the following conditions is met: The site has the Drupal 8 core RE...
CVE-2019-8996
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
In Signiant Manager+Agents before 13.5, the implementation of the set command has a Buffer Overflow.
CVE-2019-1681
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
A vulnerability in the TFTP service of Cisco Network Convergence System 1000 Series software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to retrieve arbitrary files from the targeted device, possibly resulting in information disclosure. The vulnerability is due to improper validation of user-sup...