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U.K. Blames Kremlin for 2016 Hacking of U.S. Democratic Party

  • Says athletes, diplomats also hacked by Russia military agency
  • Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt calls Russia actions ‘reckless’
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Russia “almost certainly” hacked the U.S. Democratic National Committee’s 2016 presidential campaign, the U.K. said, blaming the Kremlin for a spate of “reckless and indiscriminate” cyber attacks in recent years.

The evidence from the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre could feed into Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and alleged cooperation by Donald Trump’s campaign.