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Russia Says Clinton Hacking Remarks 'Unfounded'

The Kremlin has accused U.S. presidential contender Hillary Clinton of making “absolutely inappropriate and unfounded” remarks by including Russia among countries she said were sponsoring hacking.

The candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 presidential election said on July 7 that hacking posed a threat to U.S. security and business and that Russia, North Korea, Iran, and China had "directly or indirectly sponsored" hacking.

Asked about her comments, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on July 8: "Hacking is an international problem and speaking of government sponsorship is a completely unfounded accusation."

Peskov also described Clinton’s comments as "unconstructive" in the context of calls for cooperation in the fight against cybercrime.

Based on reporting by Reuters and Interfax