The Ministry of homeland security and the office of the Director of national intelligence released a joint statement, which officially accused Russia of involvement in hacking attacks on the servers of the American Democratic party. In Washington noted that the information was necessary for Moscow to influence the course of U.S. presidential elections.
“The U.S. intelligence community believes that the Russian government ordered about the recent break-ins of electronic communications of individuals and institutions, including political organizations in the United States. The recent unveiling of the alleged stolen emails on sites such as DCLeaks.com WikiLeaks and online persona Guccifer 2.0, consistent with the methods and motivation of actions, guided by Russia”, – emphasized in Washington.
The statement also said that hacker attacks to steal classified information was intended to be Moscow’s engagement in the American electoral process. The accusation came after the statements of the Obama administration and some senators who found Russia responsible for the actions aimed at “Oceania troubles” over American elections, noted The Washington Post.
Here in Washington, saying that “such actions are not new, the same tactics and equipment of Russian use in Europe and Eurasia, for example, to influence public opinion.” “Based on the volume and delicacy of such efforts, we believe that only high-ranking Russian officials could authorize such activities,” said American intelligence agencies.
In late September the Director of national intelligence James clapper said that the latest attack on the database of the Democratic party is Russia. According to him, since 1960-ies of the Russian Federation conducted several such operations aimed at the United States.
Klepper noted that “in Russia there is a tradition to interfere in the elections – their own and others.” According to him, it remains unclear what Moscow wants to achieve by using web publishing stolen documents. The head of intelligence added that it is not entirely clear, whether called a hacker attack to affect the outcome of the US presidential elections or, “they are more concerned, to sow the seeds of doubt throughout the electoral process.
In mid-September, the Twitter account that is associated with the hacker Guccifer 2.0, was published a new portion of the document of the democratic party of the United States. The stolen data contained information about the internal functioning of the information technology infrastructure Committee of the party, some of the donors, as well as information related to finances. All a hacker has published 500 megabytes of documents.
The leadership of the Democratic party of the United States has accused Russia of organizing the recent hacking of the servers of the Democrats. The National Committee of the democratic party noted that the main beneficiaries of the attack will get rival Hillary Clinton in the fight for the presidency, Republican candidate Donald trump. In this earlier himself Guccifer claimedthat is not associated with the Russian special services.
Still, the U.S. government has not provided official evidence of the involvement of Russia to cracking. An investigation into the theft of documents leads the FBI. However, with the Democrats repeatedly accused the Russian Federation. In the Kremlin, they categorically reject.
So, in early September, Clinton said that the potential Russian intervention in U.S. elections is a serious threat. The PDM candidate for us presidents called quickly and reliably to resolve this challenge. Speaking about the threat, Clinton said that is referring to the recent “credible reports of Russian interference in our elections,” and referred to the hacking of e-mails of the national Committee Democrats in July.
Previously, the newspaper The Washington Post, citing its intelligence sources and Congress said that intelligence and US law enforcement agencies are investigating a wide covert operation of Russian interference in the elections of the President of the United States. The sources said that the Russian side wants to cause distrust of the public to the upcoming vote and American political institutions. It was noted that the operation of the RF includes cyberinsurance for hacking systems used in the political process that increases the ability of Russia to disseminate misinformation.
The sources told that the evaluation of the covert operations of the Russian Federation is carried out under the direction of the Klepper. It was emphasized that intelligence there is no “final evidence” for the preparation of election fraud or that Russia has the respective plans. It was also reported that the campaign of Russia may be not to swing elections, and for propaganda against the American policy of building democracy around the world and opposition to US leadership in international Affairs.