Clinton: cyberattacks must be taken seriously
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.