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Kremlin says US, UK accusations of Russian hacking 'groundless'

AFP  |  Moscow 

The Kremlin today dismissed as "groundless" from Britain and the that Russian state-sponsored hackers were threatening their

"We don't know what these new accusations are based on," said Vladimir Putin's

"As before, neither our American nor our British colleagues have bothered to search for arguments, even weak ones," he said during a regular briefing.

Peskov added that the claims were "groundless" and "unjustified".

and said in a joint statement Monday that Russia's hacking operation aimed "to support espionage, extract intellectual property, maintain persistent access to victim networks and potentially lay a foundation for future offensive operations".

The US Department of Homeland said the hacking was part of a broad operation dubbed Grizzly Steppe, which DHS says comprises concerting cyber attacks by Moscow's civilian and military intelligence agencies.

The announcement came in an unprecedented joint alert that underscored closer cooperation between Western governments fighting what they say is an ongoing, multi-faceted hacking and by

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 16:45 IST