Russia Responds To Formal Cyberattack Accusations, Calls Them “Unprecedented Anti-Russian Hysteria”

From Zero Hedge:

Following the first official accusation lobbed at Russia on Friday by the Department of Homeland Security and Director of National Intelligence on Election Security, in which US intelligence services formally stated they were “confident” that the Russian government “directed the recent compromises of emails from US persons and institutions, including from US political organizations”, today Russia responded to this latest diplomatic escalation by saying that U.S. accusations that Russia was responsible for cyber attacks against Democratic Party organizations lack any proof and are an attempt by Washington to fan “unprecedented anti-Russian hysteria”, the Foreign Ministry in Moscow said.

After late on Friday the Kremlin called the U.S. allegations “nonsense”, on Saturday Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, cited by Reuters, said on the ministry’s website that “this whipping up of emotions regarding ‘Russian hackers’ is used in the U.S. election campaign, and the current U.S. administration, taking part in this fight, is not averse to using dirty tricks.”

“There is no proof whatsoever for such grave accusations,” Ryabkov said. “(They are) …fabricated by those who are now serving an obvious political order in Washington, continuing to whip up unprecedented anti-Russian hysteria.”

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