Putin wishes success to Thailand's new kingRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 03, 21:08
Five gunmen killed in counterterrorism operation in Russia’s Dagestan - sourceWorld December 03, 21:07
Ukraine depends on coal from Donbass republics - deputy ministerWorld December 03, 19:32
Putin to be given gift of Akita-Inu puppy during his visit to JapanWorld December 03, 19:29
Azerbaijan’s security officers kill attempted suicide bomber in BakuWorld December 03, 18:04
Lavrov: first step under 1956 declaration on peace treaty is signing of itRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 03, 14:47
Bank of Russia disclaims reports hackers steal 2B rubles from its correspondent accountsBusiness & Economy December 03, 14:42
Moscow sees nothing new in Congress banning cooperation between military of two countriesRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 03, 14:41
Lavrov: joint projects with Japan to bring relations to new levelRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 03, 12:29
OTTAWA, September 15. /TASS/. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has asked the Russian government to fight against hacker attacks at WADA, the press service quoted Olivier Niggli, Director General, as saying.
Earlier on Thursday the hackers published a new batch of documents on their website containing "confidential athlete data of 25 athletes, from eight countries, into the public domain." Among those athletes are 14 medal winners at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The only Russian athlete on the list is boxer Misha Aloyan. WADA claims that Russian hackers were behind the cyber attack.
"We condemn this criminal activity and have asked the Russian Government to do everything in their power to make it stop," Niggli said. He added that continued cyber-attacks "seriously undermine the work that is being carried out to rebuild a compliant anti-doping program in Russia."
“Given this intelligence and advice, WADA has no doubt that these ongoing attacks are being carried out in retaliation against the Agency, and the global anti-doping system, because of our independent Pound and McLaren investigations that exposed state-sponsored doping in Russia,” Niggli noted.
The first batch of documents was published by the hacker group on September 13, containing personal data of four US athletes - gymnast Simone Biles, tennis players Serena and Venus Willians, basketball player Elena Delle Donne.