Trump accepts Russian hacks, says ‘everybody’ can hack US

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US President-elect Trump has conceded for the first time that Russia was behind the hacking of Democratic Party institutions during the presidential election, saying that not only Russia, but many other countries are hacking the US.

“I think it was Russia, but it’s not just Russia,” Trump said Wednesday, during his first press conference since July, which was dominated by questions about Moscow’s cyber attacks against US political organizations before the election.

On Friday, US intelligence agencies published a report accusing Russia of hacking Democratic Party emails to influence the US election, claiming that Russian President Vladimir Putin “sought to help” Trump defeat his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

The hacked emails, which were reportedly provided to WikiLeaks by individuals working for the Russian government, were a regular source of embarrassment to Clinton during the presidential race and may have contributed to her defeat….

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