Reuters: the FBI maintains three investigations about attributed to Russian cyber attacks
NEW YORK, February 18. /Offset. TASS Ivan sawyers/. The FBI, the United States are at least three investigations regarding ascribed to the Russian hacker attacks against us organizations. This was reported by Reuters.
According to his sources among the former and current officials, are independent from each other trial conducted by units of the FBI in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), San Francisco (California) and Washington. Official representatives of the Bureau has not yet responded to the request for TASS to comment on this information.
According to Reuters, the FBI unit in Pittsburgh finds out who broke into the computers of the National Committee of the Democratic party (nkdp) in 2015 and 2016. In July of last year on the website of the organization WikiLeaks published the electronic correspondence stolen from the systems of the Committee, this was the time, a number of leaders NCDP was forced to resign. As noted by the source Agency, the staff of the Bureau has not yet collected sufficient materials to proceed against any formal charges.
Unit in San Francisco expects to establish the identity of the hacker known as Guccifer 2.0. He is alleged to have stolen letters from the mailbox of John Podestà, who was the head of the electoral headquarters of the candidate in US presidents from Democrats Hillary Clinton.
Bureau staff in the us capital on the basis of intelligence received from informants and through the interception of certain communications, trying to identify the existence of financial ties between the President of the United States Donald trump and individuals and legal entities in Russia. What is not specified.
About cyber attacks
The U.S. government has repeatedly accused Russia of involvement in cyberattacks against us organizations, though did not lead evidence on this score. Under this pretext, Washington on December 29 last year announced the imposition of sanctions that affected some Russian companies, the Federal security service and Main Directorate of the General staff of the armed forces. In addition, the U.S. government sent 35 Russian diplomats and announced the closure of two owned by Russian facilities in the States of new York and Maryland.
Moscow has repeatedly denied involvement in the cyber attacks. Commenting on the new sanctions, press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, said that they are a manifestation of aggression.