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Russia: Microsoft's claims Moscow attempted to influence US election 'groundless'00:47

Russia: Microsoft's claims Moscow attempted to influence US election 'groundless'

Russian Federation, Moscow
August 21, 2018 at 19:16 GMT -00:00 · Published

SOT, Dmitri Peskov, Press Secretary for Russian President Vladimir Putin (Russian): "We still do not understand what the grounds are for this. What is Fancy Bears? What does the Russian military intelligence have to do with it? What is the basis for these accusations, rather serious ones? Therefore, they seem groundless. We don't see any more specifics."

The Press Secretary for Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dmitri Peskov, said on Tuesday that the Kremlin considers Microsoft's claims of Russia's alleged involvement in hacker attacks to influence the upcoming US elections as groundless.

Microsoft has reportedly uncovered new hacking attempts by Russia targeting US political groups ahead of the midterm elections scheduled for November.

Microsoft also said that its Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) had disrupted six domains created by the Fancy Bears hack team, which could have been used to carry out cyberattacks to influence the elections.

"We still do not understand what the grounds are for this. What is Fancy Bears? What does the Russian military intelligence have to do with it? What is the basis for these accusations, rather serious ones?" Peskov told reporters when asked to comment on the issue.

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SOT, Dmitri Peskov, Press Secretary for Russian President Vladimir Putin (Russian): "We still do not understand what the grounds are for this. What is Fancy Bears? What does the Russian military intelligence have to do with it? What is the basis for these accusations, rather serious ones? Therefore, they seem groundless. We don't see any more specifics."

The Press Secretary for Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dmitri Peskov, said on Tuesday that the Kremlin considers Microsoft's claims of Russia's alleged involvement in hacker attacks to influence the upcoming US elections as groundless.

Microsoft has reportedly uncovered new hacking attempts by Russia targeting US political groups ahead of the midterm elections scheduled for November.

Microsoft also said that its Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) had disrupted six domains created by the Fancy Bears hack team, which could have been used to carry out cyberattacks to influence the elections.

"We still do not understand what the grounds are for this. What is Fancy Bears? What does the Russian military intelligence have to do with it? What is the basis for these accusations, rather serious ones?" Peskov told reporters when asked to comment on the issue.

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