The headquarters of the Democratic National Committee is seen in Washington

U.S. formally accuses Russian hackers of political cyber attacks

The headquarters of the Democratic National Committee is seen in WashingtonBy Mark Hosenball, Dustin Volz and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government for the first time on Friday formally accused Russia of a campaign of cyber attacks against Democratic Party organizations ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election. “We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia’s senior-most officials could have authorized these activities,” a U.S. government statement said on Friday about hacking of political groups. “These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the U.S. election process.” U.S. intelligence officials concluded weeks ago that the Russian government was conducting or orchestrating cyber attacks against the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, possibly to disrupt or discredit the election, in which Democrat Hillary Clinton faces Republican Donald Trump.

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