Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov
Moscow provides a measure of security of computer systems in Russia at a level consistent with threats. This was stated press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on reports on NBC about the alleged penetration of U.S. hackers in the command system of the Kremlin.
“Measures to ensure cybersecurity and information security are taken at the level corresponding to the current time, as well as the threats voiced in our address at the official level with representatives of other countries,” Peskov said (quoted by TASS).
NBC, citing senior intelligence sources and secret documents, which was read to journalists, said earlier that us military hackers had managed to penetrate the energy supply system of Russia, the Russian telecommunication network and the control system of the Kremlin. The sides of the channel noted that cyber weapons will be brought to bear only in the event of significant attacks on the USA network, which, in their opinion, unlikely.
Channel sources also said that Washington is concerned about the possibility of Moscow’s interference in the presidential campaign, however, does not expect that Russia may attack critical infrastructure.
In July there was a series of attacks on the servers of the US Democratic party. Then in October, the Bush administration officially accused Moscow of hacker attacks. According to Washington, their goal was “interference in the election process in the United States.” The candidate in US presidents from Democrats Hillary Clinton also said that her party server hacked by Russian special services. Moscow denies the charges.
After the statements made by the United States, NBC reported that the Central intelligence Agency (CIA) has begun to develop a secret cyberactive against Russia. According to sources in the intelligence channel, the operation is developed in response to the “alleged involvement of Russia in American presidential elections.” Former and current officials said that the goal of surgery is creating problems, “the Kremlin leadership” and a desire to bring him “confused”. According to the interlocutors of the channel, in operation invested hundreds of millions of dollars.
Vice-President Joe Biden in an interview said that “we send a signal” to Russian President Vladimir Putin. “It will happen when we need and in those circumstances that will have the greatest impact,” he explained.
Dmitry Peskov called the threat of Washington’s “unprecedented” and promised that Moscow will take precautions. Vladimir Putin said that US threats to conduct a cyber attack against Russia do not meet international standards. He noted, however, that these threats are nothing new, since, in the opinion of the head of state, has long been known that the United States “for all the peeping and eavesdrop on everyone”.
Wednesday, November 2, US Secretary of state John Kerry said that President Barack Obama will respond to a cyber attack Russia in a “timely manner”. He warned that this measure “can be seen”, but stressed that there is no question that “just sitting”, not “accepting responses.”