The United States formally accused Russia of cyber attacks on the democratic party

The administration of US President Barack Obama has formally accused the Russian authorities of hacker attacks on the Democratic party, according to Reuters

“We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity [hacking] attempts that only the most high-ranking Russian officials could authorize these actions”, — reads the statement of the Department of homeland security and office of the Director of national intelligence.

Such actions, they said, “are not new to Moscow.” “Russia used such tactics and technique before in Europe and Eurasia, for example, in order to influence public opinion there,” — said in a statement.