Marco Rubio ‘We must retaliate’ against Russia and says US should hit back with ‘more than just sanctions’ after Pompeo confirms Russia was behind the cyber attack branded an ‘act of war’

Marco Rubio has demanded that the United States retaliate with more than sanctions for a massive cyber attack on the Pentagon, FBI and nuclear programs, which he said was likely carried out by Russia.

On Friday Mike Pompeo, the Secretary of State, became the first U.S. official to publicly attribute a massive hacking campaign to Russia, after broad swathes of the federal government and private sector were revealed to be compromised.

Later on Friday night Rubio, the acting chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, urged a strong response.

‘The methods used to carry out the cyberhack are consistent with Russian cyber operations,’ he tweeted.

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Source: Daily Mail