Hacking the Election: special report

U.S. lays blame on Russian government for election-related hacking

The US alleges that the Russian government compromised the emails of officials and institutions

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The U.S. Capitol building in Washington.

Credit: Matt Wade

U.S. officials are publicly blaming the Russian government for several high-profile hacks against political groups that they claim were meant to interfere with the upcoming election.

U.S. intelligence agencies are confident Russia was responsible, the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said in a statement on Friday.

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