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US government blames recent political hacks on Russia

On Friday afternoon, the Department of Homeland Security and Office of the Director of National Intelligence on Election Security issued a joint statement confirming that the Russian government was behind "the recent compromises of e-mails from US persons and institutions, including from US political organizations." DON'T MISS: Watch a pilot fly through the eye of Hurricane Matthew There have been several high-profile cyber attacks on government officials in recent months, and although Russia was the prime suspect, this is the first time that Obama's administration has made a formal accusation against the country.
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