Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Top U.S. Intelligence Chief Blames Russia For DNC Hack
Wall Street Journal: U.S. Intelligence Chief Suggests Russia Behind Hacks of Democratic Party Groups
Speaking at a conference, James Clapper says Russians ‘hack our systems all the time’
WASHINGTON— James Clapper, the U.S. Director of National Intelligence, suggested Wednesday that recent computer attacks carried out against the Democratic Party were perpetrated by Russians.
But he left his message somewhat ambiguous, perhaps intentionally, as the U.S. and Russia continue to spar on a range of issues. And he predicted that cyberattacks will be a pressing challenge for the next president.
Mr. Clapper, speaking at a conference for intelligence professionals, cited President Barack Obama, noting that the president had previously said, “and I quote, ‘Experts have attributed this to the Russians.’”
Mr. Clapper continued, “So I won’t get out ahead of the president on this, particularly while the [Federal Bureau of Investigation] is conducting an investigation. But I can reiterate his other point. The Russians hack our systems all the time, not just government but also corporate.”
He added, “So do the Chinese and others including nonstate actors. The point is, cyber will continue to be a huge problem for the next presidential administration.”
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Update #1: Clapper: Russians hack U.S. 'all the time' -- Politico
Update #2: Top spy: ‘Russians hack our systems all the time’ (The Hill)
WNU Editor: Guccifer 2.0 says no .... Guccifer 2.0 Denies Russian Involvement in Hack of Democratic Party (WSJ)