There is an ongoing war with Russia and the United States, but it is more focused on cyberspace than the usual military efforts beaming in the headlines. Reports indicate that the United States is trying to infiltrate Russia through digital means. This comes at time when Russia is linked to Hillary Clinton’s hacking, along with the theft of information from the Democratic National Committee.
US Declares Cyber War on Russia?
In a report from TASS in the previous week, the United States, allegedly in cahoots with its NATO allies, said that Russia’s “Federal Security Service (FSB) revealed virus software for cyber-spying in computer networks of about 20 organizations located in Russia.”
Furthermore, the report also noted that the attack targeted “information resources of the state authorities, scientific and defense companies, enterprises of the defense industry and other objects of the country’s critically important infrastructures.”
According to Global Research, Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), ministries and authorities have been taking steps to mitigate damage and restore services. The report also noted that U.S. anti-Russia policies may not probably include cyber war.
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Russia Calls Out US
The Kremlin spoke recently, saying the United States is trying to hide election controversies by painting Russia as the devil. In fact, the Kremlin noted that the allegations linking Russia to the hack of Democratic Party emails is actually a cover-up of the fact that some parties are manipulating the U.S. election campaign.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov spoke before the press, saying that accusations linking Russia to the hacking were “absurd, emotional pre-election rhetoric lacking in facts.” Previously, Hillary Clinton accused Russia of hacking, saying that they know what happened.
“We know that Russian intelligence services hacked into the DNC and we know that they arranged for a lot of those emails to be released, and we know that Donald Trump has shown a very troubling willingness to back-up Putin, to support Putin,” ABC quoted Clinton.
“Such statement by Mrs Clinton are part of the pre-election rhetoric and do not include any specifics,” said Peskov.
“Statements that Russia is behind the actions of certain hackers are quite absurd … because Russia is a country.”