‘Clueless’ US Intel Report on ‘Russian Hack’ Becomes a ‘Laughingstock’

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
By Paul Martin


The existing mechanisms for cooperation between Moscow and Washington in the field of cybersecurity would be helpful to resolve the current crisis in bilateral ties, cybersecurity consultant Oleg Demidov said. However, according to the expert, those mechanisms are unlikely to be resumed in the near future.

United States intelligence published a joint report on “Russian activities and intentions” in the recent United States presidential elections. According to the document, Moscow engaged various tools, including cyberattacks and media activities, to influence the results of the election.

As for the recent presidential campaign, the authors of the report concluded that the campaign was aimed to “undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency.”

The document also read the “influence campaign” was ordered personally by Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to the US intelligence, President Putin and his entourage were interested in boosting Republican candidate Donald Trump’s chances to win the election.

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