Russia’s information security ensured at level to counter current threats

Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

Sergey Guneev/RIA Novosti
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Nov. 5

The security of Russia’s computer systems is ensured at a level that is necessary to respond to current threats, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Nov. 5 commenting on reports that U.S. hackers have allegedly penetrated Russia’s computer infrastructure.

"The measures of ensuring cyber security and information security are taken at a level matching the current moment, and also the threats voiced against us at the official level by the representatives of other countries," Peskov said.

Earlier, NBC News reported citing a senior intelligence official and top-secret documents that U.S. military hackers "have penetrated Russia's electric grid, telecommunications networks and the Kremlin's command systems, making them vulnerable to attack by secret American cyber weapons."

The U.S. representatives have repeatedly claimed that hackers working for the Russian government allegedly attack information systems of U.S. bodies or campaign headquarters of presidential candidates and vowed to respond symmetrically. Moscow says these are unfounded accusations that are not worthy of notice.


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