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U.S. senators: Russia’s cyber attacks pose ‘grave threat’
08:31, 12 December 2016
U.S. senators: Russia’s cyber attacks pose ‘grave threat’

The statement signed by both Democrats and Republicans was released via the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services’ website

08:31, 12 December 2016

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Several high-ranked U.S. senators representing both Democrats and Republicans released a statement on Russia’s direct interference in the course of the recent U.S. presidential election. The respective document can be found at the website of the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services.

'For years, foreign adversaries have directed cyberattacks at America’s physical, economic, and military infrastructure, while stealing our intellectual property. Now our democratic institutions have been targeted. Recent reports of Russian interference in our election should alarm every American,' reads the message.

'Congress’s national security committees have worked diligently to address the complex challenge of cybersecurity, but recent events show that more must be done. While protecting classified material, we have an obligation to inform the public about recent cyberattacks that have cut to the heart of our free society.This cannot become a partisan issue. The stakes are too high for our country. We are committed to working in this bipartisan manner, and we will seek to unify our colleagues around the goal of investigating and stopping the grave threats that cyberattacks conducted by foreign governments pose to our national security,' the statement says.

Source: U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services

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