The head of US intelligence has laid on Russia responsible for cyber-attacks


The head of US national intelligence James clapper, according to The Wall Street Journal, expressed the opinion that cybertime on the Democratic party was Russia. “In Russia there is a tradition to interfere in elections as their own — and others” — he said, speaking at a meeting organized by the newspaper the Washington Post.

It is still unclear, which thus reaches Russia, said the head of intelligence. According to him, it is unclear how cyber attacks can affect the outcome of the presidential election in November, Klepper concerned that they can cause distrust in the electoral process as a whole.

Klepper also noted that Russia is conducting these operations, the purpose of which is the United States, 1960-ies. “It should not be a big surprise for people. Most dramatic in this is that they [Russia] have got the tools for a cyber attack”, he added.

The newspaper calls the statement of the Klepper “very clear” that he gave concerning “the relations of Russia with the hacking operation, which, presumably, was conducted more than a year. He had previously refused to comment on the possible Russian trace in the cyber attacks on the websites of the Democrats.

As the WSJ notes, the representative of the Russian Embassy in Washington was not available for comment.

As previously wrote The Washington Post, citing senior us intelligence, recently retired CIA officers involved in the Russian direction, and three of the last analytical report of the office of the Director of national intelligence, trained employees, specializing in Russia and Eurasia, hacker attacks on the United States in Washington perceived as the reaction of President Vladimir Putin’s attempts to weaken its position in the world and in Russia.

The scandal of the attacks of the Democratic party of the United States erupted in the summer of this year. The first of the hacks were aimed at the national Committee of the democratic party, which on July 22, WikiLeaks released the emails and documents related to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. They had discovered the conspiracy of the employees against the former member of the presidential race Bernie Sanders. This led to the resignation of party leader Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.

Following the cyber attack was aimed at fundraising Committee that supports candidates for the U.S. Congress from the democratic party, and the third at the campaign headquarters of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. In the American media, a number of materials in which a cyberattack was connected with Russia. Representatives Democrats also blamed for hacking the servers to Russia. In particular, Clinton said that her party server hacked by Russian special services.

In Russia of involvement in the cyber attacks on the democratic party reject. In particular, in an interview with Bloomberg in September, Putin denied allegations of Russia’s involvement in hacking attacks. According to him, cybercriminals often disguise “their activities with the activities of any other kind of hackers from other areas, from other countries.”

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