The U.S. intelligence came to conclusion that Russia is behind the hacker attacks aiming to harm the ongoing presidential race in the country.
‘The U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC) is confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of e-mails from US persons and institutions, including from US political organizations. The recent disclosures of alleged hacked e-mails on sites like DCLeaks.com and WikiLeaks and by the Guccifer 2.0 online persona are consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts’, reads the statement released at the website of the Office of Director of U.S. National Intelligence.
‘Such activity is not new to Moscow—the Russians have used similar tactics and techniques across Europe and Eurasia, for example, to influence public opinion there. We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia's senior-most officials could have authorized these activities,’ the document says.
On the other hand, the U.S. authority admits, it is next to impossible to affect the vote counting process by delivering hacker attacks. This is due to the de-centralized nature and protection of the U.S. electoral system, the message says.
In July, Hillary Clinton, the presidential candidate from the Democrats, directly charged the Russian intelligence with breaking into the network of the National Committee of the Democratic Party. The case is investigated by the FBI.