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 "I think it was Russia," - Trump on hacker attacks against US

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has agreed with the U.S. intelligence community about Russia's involvement in recent cyberattacks against the United States, including hacking the servers of the Democratic National Committee.

Censor.NET reports quoting Trump's comment during his first news conference as president-elect.

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"As far as hacking, I think it was Russia," he said.

Trump promised he would take decisive measures to protect the country from hackers.

America has the world's best experts in computer technology and all efforts will be taken to protect it, the president-elect stressed.

On Dec. 29, Washington announced sanctions in relation to Moscow's involvement in cyberattacks against several Russian companies, the Federal Security Service, and the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces. The U.S. also expelled 35 Russian diplomats from the country and announced closure of two Russia-belonging facilities in the states of New York and Maryland.

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On Jan. 6, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence published a declassified version of a report on Russian alleged interference in the recent U.S. presidential elections. The U.S. intelligence assessed with "high confidence" that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a campaign to interfere in the election. According to the Washington version, the Russian government sought to discredit Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and create conditions for the victory of Republican Donald Trump.
 
 
 
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