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Kremlin, on U.S. Yahoo hack charges, says its spies not involved
March 16, 2017 / 10:28 AM / in 9 months

Kremlin, on U.S. Yahoo hack charges, says its spies not involved

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Thursday its FSB domestic spy service was not involved in any unlawful cyber activity, a day after the United States charged two Russian intelligence agents and two others with hacking 500 million Yahoo accounts.

A photo illustration shows a man in front of a Yahoo logo seen through a magnifying glass in front of a displayed cyber code on December 16, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia had received no official information about the charges and had gleaned all it knew about the case from media reports. He told reporters on a conference call Moscow hoped to receive official information.

“We have said repeatedly that there can be no discussion of any official involvement of any Russian office, including the FSB (Federal Security Service), being involved in any unlawful cyber activities,” said Peskov.

Reporting by Dasha Afanasieva; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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