Moscow’s alleged involvement in hacker attacks ‘stupidity’: Kremlin

Moscow, Jan 13 (IANS) The Kremlin on Thursday said that Moscow considered allegations of its involvement in hacker attacks on the US as “stupidity.”

“I do not remember how many dozens of times we have repeated and at what levels that we categorically deny any charges against us in this regard, as we believe it is a sheer stupidity,” Xinhua quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying by RIA Novosti news agency.

He added that this issue “has become a real hysteria. As we know, in hysteria it is not possible to find a rational kernel, we have to wait until it is over.”

Peskov made the remarks in response to the comment made by US President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state Rex Tillerson Wednesday that it was a “fair assumption” that Putin could be involved in the hacker attacks.

US intelligence agencies last week published part of a classified report claiming that Putin had ordered an influence campaign in 2016 involving hackers to secure Trump’s victory in the presidential elections.

Peskov said Moscow believed that many statements in this report were “fake and unprofessional information.”