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The US just publicly accused Russia of hacking for the first time — but fighting back could be a huge risk

The US publicly accused the Russian government of orchestrating a series of cyber attacks on US citizens and political organizations for the first time on Friday, stating that " only Russia's senior-most officials could have authorized these activities." "The US 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 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said in a statement.
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