Posted on8 October, 2016 | 12:49

Accused Russia of cyber-attack to disturb the US presidential election

The department of Homeland Security announced that the recently hacked emails were about the consistent with the methods and motivation of Russia-directed efforts. And the data revealing discussions within the democratic party was also hacked earlier this year. Some states of US reported investigative attempts made on election-related systems.

The collaborative statement on election security from the Department of Homeland Security and the Director of National Intelligence, says that the ranking officials at the Kremlin were almost certainly involved in the successful cyber-attack. “We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia’s senior-most officials could have authorized these activities.” They Said.

The late July, a hacker disguised as Guccifer 2.0 claimed the responsibility for the release of documents from the Democratic Party. Gigabytes of files including emails and other documents that revealed the inner works of the Democratic National Committee(DNC) were taken. The leaked emails appeared to show that Democratic Party Officials were partial against Bernie Senders in his primary race against Mrs. Clinton.
The hack contributed to the resignation of the party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and triggered the protests at the national convention in Philadelphia. Adam Schiff, a senior member of the Representatives Intelligence Committee, mentioned the applauded decision to publicly name Russia as the criminal.” All of us should be seriously concerned when a foreign power like Russia invades to undermine our democratic institutions.” He said. He called upon the co-operation with European allies to develop a remedy.

Story by Aphrodice Nshimiyimana/en.muhabura.rw


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