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Moscow Confirms Ministry Website Attack After U.S. Hacker Claim

24
Oct
2016
Moscow Confirms Ministry Website Attack After U.S. Hacker Claim

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Russia’s foreign ministry on Sunday said an old version of its website had been attacked after a US hacker claimed he broke in and posted a mocking message. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on Facebook that the hacker targeted “an old site that has not been used for a long time,” adding that “specialists are working out what happened.”

The attack came after Washington earlier this week formally accused the Russian government of trying to “interfere” in the 2016 White House race by hacking, charges the Kremlin has repeatedly dismissed.

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