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Russian diplomats say Moscow not behind cyberattacks on US targets, but is itself constantly bombarded by Americans

By Jonny Tickle | RT | July 2, 2021

One day after the US accused Moscow of being behind cyberattacks on both government bodies and private business, the Russian Embassy in Washington has pointed the finger at the Americans, accusing them of hacking Russian targets.

Writing on Facebook, the diplomatic mission rejected accusations that Russian state structures are involved in targeting trans-Atlantic IT infrastructure.

“We strictly deny the involvement of Russian government agencies in attacks ‘on government and private facilities in the United States and abroad,’” the statement said.

“Besides, it’s high time to put things in order on the American soil, from where constant attacks on critical infrastructure in Russia emerge,” the embassy said, turning the focus back on the US.

On Thursday, multiple American intelligence agencies, along with Britain’s National Cyber Security Center, released a joint document alleging that Russia had carried out hundreds of attempted cyberattacks worldwide against government and private targets, from early 2019 to early 2021.

The Russian side has repeatedly denied involvement in hacking.

“We emphasize that fighting against cybercrime is an inherent priority for Russia and an integral part of its state policy to combat all forms of crime,” the embassy statement said.

Last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden met for a landmark summit in the Swiss city of Geneva. At the meeting, the two leaders discussed cybersecurity, among other issues, and the embassy revealed its hope that this could eventually lead to better cooperation between the two countries.

“We hope that the American side will abandon the practice of unfounded accusations and focus on professional work with Russian experts to strengthen international information security,” the statement said.

Following the Geneva summit, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov revealed that Moscow sent more than 40 appeals to Washington regarding American cyberattacks, but received very few responses.

July 2, 2021 - Posted by | Russophobia | ,

4 Comments »

  1. Are there any US cyber attacks on Russia?

    The US is escalating cyber attacks on Russia’s electric power grid and has placed potentially crippling malware inside the Russian system, The New York Times reported Saturday.

    New York Times: US ramping up cyber attacks on Russia …

    http://www.cnn.com/2019/06/15/politics/us-ramping-up-cyberat…

    And the USA wonders why Russia retaliates! Payback is a bitch.

    Top 10 source countries for cyber attacks

    1. China

    Percentage of cyber attacks initiated: 27.24%

    2. United States

    Percentage of cyber attacks initiated: 17.12%

    3. Turkey

    Percentage of cyber attacks initiated:: 10.24%

    4. Brazil

    Percentage of cyber attacks initiated: 8.60%

    5. South Korea

    Percentage of cyber attacks initiated: 7.47%

    6. India

    Percentage of cyber attacks initiated: 6.67%

    7. Spain

    Percentage of cyber attacks initiated: 6.32%

    8. Thailand

    Percentage of cyber attacks initiated: 5.85%

    9. Japan

    Percentage of cyber attacks initiated: 5.55%

    10. Russia

    Percentage of cyber attacks initiated: 5.14%

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    Comment by Clifford Whitehead | July 2, 2021 | Reply

    • I guess obsession is a bitch too. In my hatred of Zionist depredations against the Palestinians, Israel is never far from my list of “shi*ty little countries.” I cannot believe that the Zionist entity — anent Iran alone, fercrissakes! — is not on that list. Of course, when I reflect that uber-Zionist Wolf Blitzer is CNN’s lead anchor and surely its gatekeeper for all matters that might put his Israel-firstness in a suspicious light, I shouldn’t be surprised, should I? (Surely “espionage” in general should be included in “cyber attack”-type exposes, no? The Zionist entity is the acknowledged master scofflaw in espionage activities, especially as it relates to its “entangled ally” USA….)

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      Comment by roberthstiver | July 3, 2021 | Reply

  2. Given that the CIA conducts itself completely independently from the USA Government, and is accountable to NO ONE, it’s easy to believe the Russians in this case. “We lied, we cheated, we stole”(Mike Pompeo, former head of the CIA)
    And, given that the CIA claims to be “Keeping Americans safe” how come they knew/know nothing about “9/11” before the attacks? And, Who shut down NORAD, exactly at the same time as the 5 Israeli spies were filming the devastation on “9/11”.
    And why was there NO real investigation of “9/11”? Just a ridiculous document called the “NIST Report” which has been totally discredited by America’s Architects and Engineers?

    The American Government “lies and cheats” all the time,. and uses the NY Times to spread its malfeasance all the time.
    The REAL problem in the USA today, is the total Corruption of politics by “BIG MONEY” and the American people are the real victims of it.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | July 2, 2021 | Reply

  3. Have US operatives and propagandists, “intelligence”-oriented or otherwise, no shame? Rhetorical question….

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    Comment by roberthstiver | July 3, 2021 | Reply


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