Russian Government denies involvement in Yahoo Hack!

Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has denied its involvement in hacking US based companies which include Yahoo. Kremlin (FSB) has reiterated the claim that two of Russian spies were involved in launching a massive hack on Yahoo web services which leaked info of more than 50 million accounts.

“Our officers or the government is not involved in any kind of cyber attacks launched in any country and this includes the United States of America”, said Dmitry Peskov, the official spokesperson of President Vladimir Putin.

Dmitry responded to a reporter’s query at the media briefing about the US Justice Department’s March 15th announcement that FSB officers Dmitry Dokuchayev and Igor Sushchin were involved in hacking Yahoo database.

Asked if the FSB officers were involved in the hack without the knowledge of Russian authorities, Peskov took issue with the line up of the words in the question and asked the reporters to directly approach FSB for any further queries.

Thus, with the latest statement, Kremlin has announced to the world that Russia has no interest in interfering in the US Presidential elections of 2016 or its state of affairs with the help of hacks, leaks and other methods.

From the past one week, Kremlin was accused of being involved in a lot of issues related to cyber attacks on other nations’ government affairs. This includes disruption of election practices and influencing the general election results of Germany, UK, and France.

But in its latest media briefing, Kremlin has not only denied the allegations put forward by the governments of other nations but has also clarified that it has ‘Zero’ interest in indulging in such activities.

Note- Kremlin is the word which is commonly used to refer the government of the Russian Federation.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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