Internal political struggle in the US produces a fictitious threat of Russian hackers, Maria Zakharova, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman, said in the interview to ABC News on May 18.
The Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman said that we face a situation, which, in case of discontent with the results of the election, fictitious Russian hackers are blamed. However, in the case when the election results are approved, Russian hackers do not appear. Maria Zakharova brought up the situation around Brexit as an example when the UK’s exit from the EU did not require participation of “Russian hackers”.
According to Zakharova, a certain fictional story exists, which was made up in the United States and has to do with their internal political struggle. She stated further that the United States is the most powerful state in the world. It is difficult to imagine even the slightest probability that Russia could intervene in the mighty campaign in such a country. She stressed that such an intervention was impossible, otherwise, the US would have to admit the total feebleness of their secret services.
The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry also added that Russia and the United States have a joint mechanism to counter cyber threats, but Americans have never engaged that mechanism. This mechanism is supposed to work as follows. When the US gets information that a cyber attack has been made from the territory of the Russian Federation, the US notifies the Russians of the location where it happened. Russian secret services confirm the information and take specific measures to block the attack. Moscow may act correspondingly. However, according to Zakharova, this mechanism was not engaged even once.
Western countries use the term “Russian hackers” in order to accuse Russia of interfering in the internal affairs of other countries. According to representatives of the Democratic Party of the United States, it was exactly the “Russian hackers”, who ensured the victory of Donald Trump in the presidential election on November 8, 2016.
It is important to add that all statements from Washington regarding “Russian hackers” have no evidence, are not substantiated, and are logically contradictory. Published technical details indicate only a low level of protection of cyber resources, which the Democratic Party uses. The hacking attacks were carried out by various unconnected hacker groups using free roaming malicious programs found online.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency