Reply by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova to a media question in connection with reports on US military hackers’ penetration of Russia’s telecommunications networks and electric grid

November 5, 2016

Question: How would you comment on the reports that US military hackers have penetrated Russia’s telecommunications networks and electric grid?
Maria Zakharova: Regarding the recent media reports that US military hackers have penetrated Russian’s telecommunications networks and electric grid, as well as “the Kremlin’s command systems”, we expect a response from the US authorities, including the White House and the Department of State with a legal assessment of the reports.
The absence of an official reaction from the US Administration will signify the existence of state cyberterrorism in the United States, and in case the threats related via the US media are executed, Moscow will have full authority to bring charges against Washington.