Cyber attacks Russia has been authorised by the Kremlin – US intelligence

Cyber attacks Russia has been authorised by the Kremlin – US intelligence

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In the us intelligence community believe that Russia will continue to conduct cyber operations against the United States.

The information stolen from the servers of the National Committee of the US Democratic party and subsequent publication of her during the presidential elections in the United States was authorized senior Russian leaders.

This was stated by Director of national intelligence James Clapper, writes UKRINFORM.

“According to our estimates, only the highest Russian leadership could authorize last abduction, and information disclosure aimed at elections (ed.), given the size and vulnerability of those at whom it was aimed,” said he.

Clapper believes that Russia will conduct cyber operations against the United States in the future. It is expected that they will be focused on gathering intelligence, providing decision-making by the Russian leadership, conducting influence operations to support military and political objectives of Russia, as well as for the preparation of cyberspace for future purposes.

Clapper added that he has data on the use of RF cyberattack and tools to influence public opinion in Europe and Eurasia.

At the same time, he noted that in addition to Russia, the United States pose a threat in cyberspace from China, Iran, North Korea, as well as criminal and terrorist organizations whose objective is state, commercial, political institutions and private citizens of the United States.

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Earlier newly elected President of the United States Donald trump promised that information about Russia’s intervention in the US elections will be known on 3 or 4 January. Himself elected President somnevaetsya that Russian hackers involved in hacking computer networks of political organizations in the United States during the election campaign.

We will remind, in the end of 2016, the US imposed new sanctions against Russia in connection with cyber attacks that affected the election of the President of the United States.

In the list of sanctions – the head of the Main Directorate of the General staff of the armed forces (GRU) Igor Korobov, his deputies Vladimir Alekseev, Sergey Lisunov and Igor Kostyukov, and hackers Bilan, Alexey and Evgeniy Bogachev.

In addition, the US has expelled 35 Russian diplomats and their families. Also, the U.S. government shut down two of the Russian diplomatic mission in new York and Maryland on suspicion of espionage.

Previously, the CIA said that Russia is deliberately carried out attacks during the election race, to help Donald Trump win the election, not in order to undermine the credibility of the electoral process of the country. In the investigation established the identity of those who were closely associated with the Russian government and WikiLeaks leaked thousands of messages of Democrats, including mail to the Chairman of the election campaign of Hillary Clinton.

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The White House said that he had personally spoken on this subject with Putin. Now warns that some of the countermeasures will be known to the public, but some will remain a secret. Previously, the CIA said that Russia for its attacks tried to change the course of the presidential race in favor of Republican Donald trump.