Russia says accusations it was behind DNC e-mail hack are insulting: Report

US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said in an interview that Russian intelligence services had hacked into DNC computers.
US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said in an interview that Russian intelligence services had hacked into DNC computers. PHOTO: AFP

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Monday (Aug 1) that US accusations that Moscow was behind a hack of Democratic National Committee (DNC) computers were insulting and unworthy, the Interfax news agency reported.

The ministry also said that Washington had not made the accusations through official channels, according to Interfax.

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said in an interview aired Sunday Russian intelligence services hacked into the DNC computers and she has accused Republican contender Donald Trump of showing support for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

 

The US has not publicly accused Russia of being behind the hack of Democratic Party computers. Cyber security experts and US officials, however, said they believed Russia engineered the release of the e-mails to influence the Nov 8 US presidential election.