By Marcos Colón
December 29, 2016
The United States has announced its retaliatory measures tied to the Russian election-related hacking that provided a helpful boost in President-elect Donald Trump’s election win.
A total of 35 Russian diplomats have been ejected from the U.S., and sanctions have been imposed on nine Russian entities and individuals, including its two top intelligence services, the G.R.U. and the F.S.B., according to a Dark Reading report.
“These actions follow repeated private and public warnings that we have issued to the Russian government, and are a necessary and appropriate response to efforts to harm U.S. interest in violation of established international norms of behavior,” President Obama said in a statement released Thursday.
The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security also released a Joint Analysis Report on the two state-sponsored hacking groups behind the election-related attacks; Fancy Bear and Cozy Bear.