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Top Democrats Tell Putin To Halt Hacking Of US Political PartiesTop Democrats Tell Putin To Halt Hacking Of US Political Parties

Russia trying to influence November presidential elections, say Senator Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Adam Schiff.

Dark Reading Staff

September 23, 2016

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Key US lawmakers have blamed Russia for the recent hackings on US political entities and attempting to disrupt the November presidential polls, reports Reuters. In a strongly worded statement, Senator Dianne Feinstein and Representative Adam Schiff have together condemned the attacks asking Russian President Vladimir Putin to put a stop to it.

"Americans will not stand for any foreign government trying to influence our election. We hope all Americans will stand together and reject the Russian effort," the joint statement said.

The lawmakers say the cyberattacks were not possible without instructions from “very senior levels” of the Russian government. US government officials have acknowledged that Russia is behind the hackings but the government has not officially accused it.

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