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Russia denies Olympics hacking allegations

/ 08:53 PM October 20, 2020

FILE – In this Feb. 18, 2014, file photo, a Russian flag is held above the Olympic Rings at Adler Arena Skating Center during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

MOSCOW— The Kremlin on Tuesday denied allegations that Russia had sought to disrupt next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo through hacking efforts.

Britain and the United States on Monday condemned what they said were a litany of malicious cyberattacks orchestrated by Russian military intelligence.

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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov denied the allegations, attributing them to “Russophobia.

“Russia has never carried out any hacking activities against the Olympics,” said Peskov.

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Japanese chief cabinet secretary Katsunobu Kato said Japan would make every effort to protect the Games from possible hacking attempts.

“We cannot turn a blind eye to malicious cyberattacks that threaten democracy,” Kato told a news conference, adding that Japan was gathering and analyzing information and in close contact with Britain and the United States.

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