Kremlin says it does not understand Microsoft’s U.S. hacking allegations


AUGUST 21, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin makes an address via a video link from the Kremlin in Moscow to participants and guests of the Army-2018 International Military-Technical Forum in Kubinka, outside Moscow, on August 21, 2018. (Photo by Mikhail KLIMENTYEV / Sputnik / AFP) (Photo credit should read MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/AFP/Getty Images)

The Kremlin said on Tuesday it did not understand allegations from Microsoft that hackers linked to Russia’s government had tried to target the websites of two right-wing U.S. think-tanks.

The software giant said it had thwarted the Russia-linked attempts last week, which it suggested showed Moscow was broadening its attacks in the build-up to November mid-term elections.

“We don’t know what hackers they are talking about,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call when asked about Microsoft’s accusations.

“… Who exactly are they talking about? We don’t understand what the proof and the basis is for them drawing these kind of conclusions. Such information (proof) is lacking.”

Courtesy: Reuters


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