U.S. intelligence community says Russia is ‘likely’ behind major cyberhacks of federal agencies

The U.S. intelligence community stated Tuesday that Russia is “likely” behind a major and ongoing series of cyberhacks of federal agencies and private companies — its first official indication of blame.

The statement, issued jointly by four agencies in a special task force, counters President Trump’s baseless suggestion last month that the intrusions might have been the work of Chinese hackers.

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