Acting U.S. President Donald Trump said that, contrary to the claims of some media, China, not Russia, may be behind the hacking attack on U.S. government agencies.
According to him, the scale of the cyber attack is greatly exaggerated “in the fake media. As Trump tweeted, he received all the information about the incident and now “everything is under control.”
“Russia, Russia, Russia is the first priority chant as soon as anything happens, as the mainstream (lamestream, a play on words: lame (from English “cheesy”) and mainstream. – ed.) media are mostly afraid, for financial reasons, to discuss the possibility that it could have been China (it could!),” the entry reads.
Trump also suggested that “ridiculous” voting machines may have been hacked during the presidential election.
Earlier it was reported that a group of hackers managed to gain access to a number of U.S. government agencies through the software firm SolarWinds. The departments of Defense, Treasury, Homeland Security and Commerce, as well as the State Department were named among the victims. In addition, the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration might have been affected.
A number of American media blamed Russian cybercriminals for the hack. According to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, it is “pretty clear” that Russia was involved in this hacking attack.
Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov stressed that Russia had nothing to do with the attack and recalled that Moscow had repeatedly offered to resume the cybersecurity dialogue, but was “categorically refused.