U.S. Navy considers possibility of cyber attack after another ship collision

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After the collision of the USS John S McCain and a Liberian-flagged tanker near Singapore on Monday, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson ordered an operation pause while the U.S. Navy investigates the cause, including any possible cyber attack angle.

Richardson announced “an operation pause” to “be taken in all of our fleets around the world.” He tweeted that the investigation would include considering the “possibility of cyber intrusion or sabotage” even though there were no indications of that being true right now.

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