Russian Strategic Bombers Conduct More European Flights

In this photo released by the U.S. Navy, an F/A-18 Hornet from aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, escorts a Russian Tupolev 95 Bear long rang bomber aircraft on Feb. 9, 2008

Russian nuclear-capable bombers conducted a third day of military runs along Europe’s coasts on Friday as part of heightened strategic activities by Moscow, the NATO alliance said.

“On Friday, Russian planes carried out more flights over Europe,” said NATO spokesman Maj. Rob Phillips. “NATO tracked these flights over the Baltics, the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.”

Moscow Suspected in Hack of U.S. Industrial Control Systems

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the laboratory where the super computer Lomonosov is placed / AP

Industrial control systems used to operate critical U.S. infrastructure including water and energy systems are under attack from cyber actors using malicious software implanted in numerous control systems, the Department of Homeland Security said Friday.

The cyber attacks have been underway since 2011 and U.S. officials suspect Russia is behind them.