Russia says US cyber attack claims fan anti-Russian hysteria

Accusations by the United States that Russia was responsible for cyber attacks against Democratic Party organisations lack proof, said Russia on Saturday (Oct 8 ).
Accusations by the United States that Russia was responsible for cyber attacks against Democratic Party organisations lack proof, said Russia on Saturday (Oct 8 ). PHOTO: REUTERS

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - United States accusations that Russia was responsible for cyber attacks against Democratic Party organisations lack any proof and are an attempt by Washington to fan "unprecedented anti-Russian hysteria", the Foreign Ministry in Moscow said.

"This whipping up of emotions regarding 'Russian hackers' is used in the US election campaign, and the current US administration, taking part in this fight, is not averse using dirty tricks," Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Saturday (Oct 8) in comments posted on the ministry's website.

Ryabkov also said Moscow reiterated an offer to Washington, first made last year, to hold consultations on fighting cyber crime together.