US military hackers penetrated Kremlin's command systems

According to U.S. senior intelligence official and top-secret documents, military hackers have penetrated Russia's electric grid, telecommunications networks and the Kremlin's command systems, making them vulnerable to attack.

Censor.NET reports citing NBC News.

U.S. officials continue to express concern that Russia will use its cyber capabilities to try to disrupt next week's presidential election.

U.S. intelligence officials do not expect Russia to attack critical infrastructure but they do anticipate so-called cyber mischief, including the possible release of fake documents and the proliferation of bogus social media accounts designed to spread misinformation.

The cyber weapons would only be deployed in the unlikely event the U.S. was attacked in a significant way, officials say.

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As reported earlier, the U.S. government formally accused Russia for the first time of cyber attacks campaign against Democratic Party organizations ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election.

U.S. intelligence officials concluded weeks ago that the Russian government was conducting or orchestrating cyber attacks against the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, possibly to disrupt or discredit the election, in which Democrat Hillary Clinton faces Republican Donald Trump.

On Oct. 15, the U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has promised that the U.S. won't left Russia's cyber attacks without an answer.

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