The White House canceled the publication of a statement accusing Russia of a cyber attack

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The White House canceled the publication of a statement accusing Russia of a cyber attack

The White House has canceled the publication of a statement accusing Russia of a cyber attack. This is reported by the Associated Press, citing an anonymous source familiar with the situation.

White House employees were ready to publish on Friday, December 18, a statement formally accusing Russia of alleged involvement in large-scale cyber attacks, but at the last moment they were instructed not to release it.

The current US President Donald Trump questioned Russia's involvement in a large-scale cyber attack on the computer systems of the American authorities. According to him, China could be behind it. At the same time, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Russia took part in large-scale cyber attacks on the systems of US government departments and “governments around the world.”

On December 14, Reuters reported that Russian hackers allegedly carried out an attack on the US Department of Homeland Security and gained access to internal communications in the department. The attack was part of a campaign that also hacked into the systems of the US Treasury Department and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Moscow rejects accusations of hacker attacks on American departments and considers them unfounded.

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