US ready to hack Kremlin, Russian infrastructure: Report

US military hackers have penetrated Russia’s political heart and its critical infrastructure and are ready to cause damage in case Moscow attempts to disrupt the upcoming presidential election in America, a report says.

The Pentagon has been able to break into Russia’s electric grid, telecommunications networks and the Kremlin’s command systems, making them vulnerable for the final attack, the NBC News reported Friday, citing senior intelligence officials and documents with top secret classification.

According to one official, the US hackers have left specially designed malware on Russian networks to take them down when needed.

Moscow and Washington have long been at odds over claims by American intelligence officials about what they refer to as an attempt by the Kremlin to disrupt the November 8 presidential vote.

The allegations against Russia first came a few months ago, when the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks released thousands of emails belonging…

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