Excerpted From The Washington Times: Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to meddle in the U.S. election through cyberattacks, the Obama administration said Friday, officially placing blame for the attack that struck the Democratic National Committee and other major political figures.
While long suspected, the statement by Homeland Security and the U.S. intelligence community is the first official blame the government has placed.
“These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the U.S. election process,” the officials said in a statement. “Such activity is not new to Moscow — the Russians have used similar tactics and techniques across Europe and Eurasia, for example, to influence public opinion there. Only Russia’s senior-most officials could have authorized these activities.” Read the whole thing