U.S. formally accuses Russian hackers of political cyber attacks

The U.S. government for the first time on Friday formally accused Russia of a campaign of cyber attacks against Democratic Party organizations ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election. "We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia's senior-most officials could have authorized these activities," a U.S. government statement said on Friday about hacking of political groups. "These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the U.S. election process," the statement said.

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