White House promised to respond to attacks of Russian hackers


As reported by Reuters, the U.S. President Barack Obama will consider several options for responding to break-ins to American servers by Russian hackers.

“There are several options for a possible response [to the attacks], and the President will consider a proportional one. It is likely that the president will choose the response that will never be announced,” said White House spokesman Josh Earnest.

The deputy head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergei Ryabkov previously noted that the accusations against Russia have no evidence. According to him, “whipping up emotions about the ‘Russian hackers’ are used in the United States in the election campaign.”

The fact that the U.S. servers were attacked by Russian hackers was announced by the U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC). In its statement it was noted that the “alleged hacked e-mails on sites like DCLeaks.com and WikiLeaks and by the Guccifer 2.0 online persona are consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts.”

Earlier, the U.S. presidential candidate of the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton accused Russia of the attacks on U.S. servers.

Source: slon.ru