SOCHI, February 13. /TASS/. The hysteria of trying to pin accusations of cybercrime on Russia, which it has nothing to do with, and allegations about Russian hackers meddling in elections throughout the world have morphed into some sort of obsessive phobia, said Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov in response to a recent round of allegations coming from Kiev. The Poroshenko regime’s Cyber Police Chief Sergei Demidyuk accused ‘Russian hackers’ of using malicious phishing materials to steal passwords and personal information of election commissions’ employees in Ukraine.
"No, we know nothing about it," Peskov said. "I can only say that we’ve been hearing a torrent of parallel statements from various countries throughout the world. Looks like it is morphing into some kind of mania or phobia."
The Kremlin spokesman stressed that "such statements have nothing to do with reality."
"Russia has never had anything to do with any manifestations of cybercrime," he assured.
Demidyuk earlier told Reuters that, ten weeks before the Ukrainian elections, hackers began to buy up the personal data of employees in the country’s election commissions, paying cryptocurrency through Darknet, a segment of the Internet that is accessible only through certain software and that is usually used anonymously.