Russian President puts ‘Patriotism’ Behind Cyber Attacks

Finally, the Russian President Mr. Vladimir Putin admitted that the Patriotic Russians might have influenced the US Polls 2016 on their own initiative through cyber attacks. He, however, clarified that neither he nor his government has an influential hand behind the US 2016 Elections.

Reacting to a query put forward at a media briefing, the President of Federation of Eurasia said that some patriotic Russians might have launched cyber attacks against countries that had strained relations with Moscow or Kremlin. In this course, they might have partially or fully influenced the US Polls conducted in November last year.

Speaking at the International Media at an Economic Forum in St Petersburg, Mr. Putin was answering a question related to the interference of Moscow in this year’s German Elections. At this point,
Putin divulged that some Russians not belonging to the government might have contributed on their own to what they believe is a good fight against those who speak negatively against Russia.

Putin added that theoretically, this is possible as hackers have free spirits to act according to their moods.

But at the same time, the President of the Russian Federation believes that hackers could not materially alter election campaigns in Europe, America or anywhere else.

Therefore, the fresh statement put forward by the 65-year old clearly suggests that Russians conducted a complex cyber warfare campaign targeting the 2016 presidential polls which went in favor of Real Estate baron Donald Trump.

Last month, Kremlin denied all accusations put forward by the American media which claimed that Russia was trying to influence the political landscape of America from past couple of years, which is contrary to what Putin said yesterday.

So, does that mean, Kremlin or the Russian government is secretly funding individual hackers in the name of ‘Patriotism’….?

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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