Peskov: Russian authorities are not involved in the hacking of Democratic National Committee computers

When commenting on the report by The Washington Post that hackers associated with the Russian government broke into the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) computer system, the President's Press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov stated that Russian authorities are not involved in this incident.

“I completely exclude the possibility that the Russian Government is mixed up in this,” Reuters quoted Peskov as saying.

The Washington Post, citing sources in committees and computer security experts in particular, reported that hackers gained access to the database of opposition research on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. As is noted, they also were able to read all email and chats used by committee personnel.

To solve the problem, they reached out to CrowdStrike. CrowdStrike co-founder and chief technology officer Dmitri Alperovich told The Washington Post that they managed to identify two groups which the hackers had named ‘Cozy Bear’ and ‘Fancy Bear,’ which broke into the DNC’s network. However, they are not related in any way. He said that Fancy Bear works for the General Intelligence Agency and Cozy Bear probably works for Federal Security Service but CrowdStrike does not know for sure.

  Russia, Hackers