Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a call for international cooperation to prevent cyberattacks from interfering with the U.S. election, as he seeks to expand the country’s cyberwar capabilities in the wake of a massive cyberattack on the Democratic National Committee.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Putin called for cyberattacks to be limited to only high-level attacks that could have “serious” consequences for the U,S.
and other countries.
Putin said cyberattacks could be limited only to those that could be “very serious” and that the U and its allies would “have to take necessary measures to ensure that they are not used for other purposes.”
Russia’s Interfax news agency quoted a source in the Kremlin who said that Putin had urged that the “high-level cyber-attacks” be limited, but that he wanted to prevent them from impacting the upcoming election.
In a speech at a cybersecurity conference in Moscow earlier this month, Putin said that Russia had already detected “massive” cyberattacks on Russia’s infrastructure that had been used to undermine the election, and that he had asked Russian officials to help the U to “detect” and “recreate” those attacks.
The U.K. government has also called for the “prevention of cyberattacks” from other nations.
A U.N. panel said this week that the Russian cyberattacks would likely have the potential to disrupt the election.
However, the panel also said that Russian hackers were probably behind the attack, and could not be excluded.
“We do not think the Russians are the only ones responsible,” the panel’s chair, Nikolai Patrushev, said, according to The New York Times.
“The United States and other Western countries are also suspects.
We need to investigate.”
Security Council adopted a resolution on Tuesday that called on the United States, France, Germany, Britain, Canada, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, and the United Kingdom to share information and coordinate efforts to prevent “cyberattacks” and to “expose the perpetrators and the perpetrators’ network to external cyber-attackers.”
In his speech at the cybersecurity conference, Putin also said the U.”s efforts to strengthen our cyber-defense systems would be “a big contribution” to the U’s security and that “we should make sure that all nations have a strong and reliable cyber-protection system.
The White House said Thursday that the President is not concerned about the possibility of cyber attacks during the election as “there is not any reason to believe that they will have any impact.” “
And we must ensure that our cyber security system is effective and secure,” he added.
The White House said Thursday that the President is not concerned about the possibility of cyber attacks during the election as “there is not any reason to believe that they will have any impact.”
But the White House also said it is concerned about Russian attempts to interfere with U.s elections.
“In light of the recent hacks of the DNC, the White house has seen a steady increase in the number of reports that Russian state actors are attempting to influence our electoral process,” the statement said.
In addition, the statement noted that “there are reports that U. States intelligence services have identified Russia as the source of cyber-related cyber attacks against the U .
S. presidential campaign.”
In addition to the DNC hack, the U also recently disclosed a separate hack of the Democratic Party’s internal email systems, a breach that has resulted in more than 20 million emails from Democratic officials.
The leaked emails included private messages between campaign officials and the party’s highest-ranking officials, as well as documents from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Democratic National Committeeman Michael C. McCurry.
The hacked emails were published by Wikileaks.
On Wednesday, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence issued a report that found Russian-directed cyberattacks aimed at influencing the 2016 presidential election.
The DNI said that while Russian actors attempted to influence U. s election, the Kremlin did not try to influence the outcome of the presidential election itself.
The report also found that Russian actors launched a cyberattack to interfere in the U s 2016 presidential campaign, although the U did not find evidence that Russia was involved in the hacking of the Us election systems.
The findings are the latest in a long line of evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
John McCain and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) have repeatedly accused Russia of trying to tilt the outcome by interfering with voting machines in key states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
“Russia is trying to sow distrust and undermine confidence in our democratic institutions, including the election process,” Graham said.
But McCain also noted that the United Sates military has not conducted a cyberwar against Russia.
“There is no evidence that we are waging a cyber war with Russia, but the U S has done its part to combat cyber threats,” McCain said. A