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Kremlin Denies Involvement of Official Russian Agencies in Cyberattacks

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Moscow, March 16 (QNA) – Official Russian agencies, including the Federal Security Service (FSB), have nothing to do with cyberattacks, Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said responding to the US Justice Department’s charging of two FSB officers over a data breach at Yahoo. “We have repeatedly stated that there can be absolutely no question of any official involvement of any Russian agency, including the FSB, in any unlawful actions in cyberspace,” Peskov said on Thursday. 
Peskov also pointed out that Russian authorities found out about the charges against Russian citizens from the media instead of official channels, despite Moscow repeatedly stressing its readiness to cooperate in cybersecurity. “We learned about this situation from the media, as far as we know, we did not receive any information from official channels, so unfortunately we do not have the details. Russia has always expressed interest in cooperation in the field of countering cybercrime and ensuring cybersecurity, we believe that this is one of the priorities in our time,” the presidential spokesman said. 
The US Justice Department has accused the four defendants – FSB officers Dmitry Dokuchaev and Igor Sushchin, and hackers Aleksey Belan and Karim Baratov – of illegally accessing information about millions of subscribers from Yahoo, Google, and other webmail providers. (QNA)

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