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Pompeo Called on the World to Punish Russia’s Hackers

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called on all the nations throughout the world to help America prosecute Russians whom Washington accuses of cybercrime.

A statement issued by the Secretary of State reports this.

“Russia, which positions itself as an advocate of stability in cyberspace, is, in fact, one of the biggest destroyers of the global Internet. We call on Russia to end its irresponsible behaviour. Besides, we call on all the states that want to see greater stability in cyberspace to join us and help bring to justice those who charged today,” the statement said.

To recap, the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has announced the results of an investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. “We have found the conclusive evidence of Russian interference. And we found the Federal Bureau of Investigation actions deeply disturbing. The committee found that the Russian government had made aggressive, multifaceted efforts to influence or try to influence the results of the 2016 presidential election,” the statement declared.

The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has concluded that in 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the hacking of Democratic Party members’ accounts to release e-mails to the detriment of Hillary Clinton’s election campaign.

It should be noted that Russian hackers have repeatedly carried out large-scale cyberattacks on Ukrainian authorities and critical infrastructure. In particular, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine stated that since 2015 several powerful cyberattacks have been committed against national critical infrastructural facilities and government institutions of Ukraine from the Russian Federation. It actively uses information and communication technologies to wage an aggressive hybrid war. So, Russia’s attempts to push for international initiatives for the peaceful use of cyberspace on the global platforms are specifically cynical. Ukraine advocates prosecuting those who deliberately organise and carry out cyberattacks.

Natalia Tolub

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