Kremlin calls reports of Russian state hacking against Biden campaign firm ‘nonsense’

Former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden in 2019 (by Gage Skidmore, licensed under the Creative Commonsย Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license)

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday that reports, suggesting that Russian state hackers targeted one of Democratic candidate Joe Bidenโ€™s main campaign advisory firms for presidential election, “look like nonsense”.

Microsoft Corp MSFT.O had warned the firm in question that it had been the target of suspected Russian state-backed hackers, according to three people briefed on the matter that told to Reuters earlier.

The sources said that the target of the hacking was the staff at Washington-based SKDKnickerbocker, a campaign strategy and communications firm working over the past two months with Biden and other prominent Democrats.

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