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Russian Embassy in the United States: The U.S. media baselessly accused Russia of hacking against U.S. government departments

The U.S. Treasury Department and other government departments have been hacked recently, and some U.S. media reported on the 13th, suspecting that this is the work of Russian hackers.

The Russian Embassy in the United States issued a statement on December 14 that the accusations made by the American media against Russia are groundless.

According to a report by the Russian Satellite News Agency on the 14th, the Russian Embassy in the United States posted on Facebook: “We have noticed that the American media once again baselessly accused Russia of hacking the U.S. government department.

We make a responsible statement that the malicious behavior of the information space is contrary to Russia’s foreign policy principles, national interests and Russia’s understanding of inter-state relations. Russia has not carried out offensive operations in the cyber field.”

The Russian Embassy in the United States added that Russia has been actively promoting bilateral and multilateral cybersecurity agreements, but the proposal to conduct such a dialogue has not yet received a response from the United States.

According to Reuters on the 13th, a foreign government-backed hacker organization stole data from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration under the U.S. Treasury Department and Commerce.

The Washington Post reported that the Russian-related hacker organization “Cozy Bear” may be behind the hacking operation.

The National Security Council is taking the necessary measures to deal with the hacker attack, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has intervened in the investigation.

The U.S. Treasury Department was attacked by hackers. Foreign media pointed at Russia again. The Russian Embassy refuted it.

According to the news of the BBC, Reuters and other foreign media on the 14th, after the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) under the U.S. Treasury Department and Commerce were exposed to have been hacked on the 13th local time, foreign media quoted sources as saying that they would be the target. Point to Russia.

In response, the Russian Embassy in the United States issued a statement on the 14th calling such allegations “baseless”.

Facebook screenshot of the Russian Embassy in the United States

“We can confirm that a breach has occurred in one branch of our department, and we have asked the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to investigate, and we cannot comment further at this time. Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC) said that the U.S. Department of Commerce wrote in a statement on the 13th local time.

A source familiar with the investigation told ABC that it was a complex attack, and few entities could do so, CNBC said. The U.S. government is investigating and evaluating the behind-the-scenes of the invasion. Sources also said that the invasion may affect departments other than the Ministry of Finance and Commerce.

Although the BBC said that the United States has not publicly confirmed the behind-the-scenes of the attack. But two U.S. government officials told ABC that Russia is believed to be behind the cyber intrusion. Reuters also quoted sources as saying that Russia was behind the hacker attack.

In response, the Russian Embassy in the United States said in a statement released on Facebook on the 14th that it had noticed that the U.S. media once again blamed Russia for hacking attacks on U.S. government agencies. The statement also said that Russia will not carry out attacks in the cyber field.

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