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White House Not Commenting on Alleged Breach of DNC by Russian Hackers

© AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster, FileThe White House is viewed from Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington.
The White House is viewed from Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington. - Sputnik International
The US administration would not comment on the reported breach of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) network by Russian hackers, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in a briefing on Tuesday.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his office at Trump Tower, Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in New York - Sputnik International
Russian Hackers Allegedly Breach US DNC, Steal Data on Trump
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the cybersecurity company hired to address the DNC breach said two Russian hacker groups, Cozy Bear and Fancy Bear, separately gained access to the Committee’s network in 2015 and 2016.

"I do not make a habit of discussing ongoing criminal or national security investigations," Earnest stated when asked about the reports. “This administration obviously takes our cybersecurity, our nation’s cybersecurity quite seriously."

Security experts warned the DNC’s leaders of unusual activity in April, and expelled the intruders from the network over last weekend, according to media reports.

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