Move To Pin DNC Hack On Russia Needs Strong Follow-Up

By Allison Grande (October 12, 2016, 7:05 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government's recent decision to publicly blame Russia for hacking into the Democratic National Committee indicates that federal officials are taking these cyberthreats seriously, but the long-term efficacy of this name-and-shame tactic will likely turn on what federal officials choose to do next.

In a joint statement issued Friday, U.S. intelligence officials announced that they were "confident" that the Russian government had directed a cyberattack of the DNC that came to light in July and led to the disclosure of tens of thousands of internal emails on WikiLeaks and elsewhere.

Officials said that the "scope and sensitivity" of the hack...

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