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    The United States is going to use every tool available to respond to hacker attacks on the country's computer systems, US President's assistant for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism said.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Friday, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) said it had been the victim of a cyber intrusion while media reported that a computer system used by Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign was hacked in a separate attack.

    "This administration has been very clear that all tools are going to be on the table whether it's the terrorism approach to identify, detect and disrupt threats to the United States, similarly we've taken that approach in the cyber realm," Lisa Monaco told the Aspen Security Forum on Saturday.

    The assistant refused to comment on the recent attack on the Democratic National Committee (DNC), currently investigated by the FBI.

    Last week, the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks published almost 20,000 pages of hacked DNC emails compromising the ongoing presidential campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The campaigners have blamed the hack on Russia, but Moscow refutes the allegation, naming them "absurd."

     

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