Clinton: cyberattacks must be taken seriously

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks to the press onboard her plane September 5, 2016 above Iowa. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks to the press onboard her plane September 5, 2016 above Iowa. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says the U.S. has shown “great restraint” to a series of cyberattacks by state and non-state actors.

But Clinton told reporters traveling with her on her new campaign plane that “we are going to have to take those threats and attacks seriously.”

The Democratic nominee said that a Russian attack on the U.S. election system is “almost unthinkable.”

She said that Putin appears “quite satisfied with himself” and the U.S. needs to “make clear that we’re not going to let anyone interfere with the decisions of the American people.”

Clinton’s comments follow reports that the Russian involvement may have been involved in the hacking of Democratic National Committee emails just days before the party’s national convention. The emails, later revealed by WikiLeaks, showed that DNC officials had their finger on the scale favoring Clinton over her opponent Bernie Sanders.

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2 comments

  • J.B.

    In my opinion the only attack” we as a nation should be worried about at the moment is the one that is already actually happening,
    And that is,
    that this “person” is actually running for and might possibly even achieve the position of President of the United States..
    An apathetic misinformed propagandized and brainwashed majority of the indigenous population is what really is going to bring down the US of A..
    Not some obscure religious fanatic guerrilla fighters fighting for sand in the desert in a little pissant country thousands of miles away.
    it is going to be from within and completely self inflicted…
    Vote Wisely People.

  • NoPcForMe

    OH NOW she’s worried about security?
    Where was this concern when she had her private unsecured server running her closet ? ( selling assess to the state department on behalf of the Clinton foundation)