FBI Director Says "Nation States" are Biggest Threat to Cyber Security

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Comey delivered the keynote speech to a conference on cybersecurity at Boston College.

"Here's something that I don't mean to freak you out with, but I think it's true". While President Trump refuses to acknowledge Comey's claim and still believes he was spied on, Comey has said he is not going to leave his position anytime soon.

In a light-hearted moment, Comey assured the gathering that he plans to be around a while, having served just a third of his 10-year term. "The majority of intrusions in this country are not reported to us", he said.

"You're stuck with me for another six and a half years."
"Because it will never go away". In January, however, Trump asked Comey to stay on as FBI Director. Encryption has gained great popularity since Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor, revealed the intrusive powers of USA agencies.

He was appointed three-and-a-half years ago by then-President Barack Obama. "That is a big deal". "But it also means with good reason, in court, government through law enforcement can invade our private spaces", Comey said, according to Politico. The devices were linked to an array of criminal cases as well as counterintelligence and terrorism investigations and could not be accessed using any technique available to the FBI, Comey added.

He never acknowledged the new WikiLeaks document dump that reputedly reveals Central Intelligence Agency tools and programs named "Wrecking Crew" and "Anger Quake" that bypass the ability of encryption.

Russian journalist Masha Gessen, a fierce critic of both Russian President Vladimir Putin and Trump, has criticized the narrative that Russia hacked the presidential election as a distraction that actually helps the American president.

He was finished in 55 minutes and did not answer the questions he said he would not take.

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