02:49 GMT09 July 2020
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    The arrest in Prague of a Russian national, who allegedly participated in cyberattacks on the United States, highlights one of the many efforts that the US Department of Justice has undertaken to protect US cyberspace interests, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in a press briefing on Wednesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Tuesday, Czech police said it detained an alleged Russian hacker, who was believed to participate in cyberattacks on the United States, jointly with the FBI.

    "You may cite this as one example of many where the US Department of Justice takes very seriously the responsibility that they have to protect the United States and our interest in cyberspace," Earnest stated.

    The matter, Earnest noted, is subject of an ongoing investigation "so I cannot discuss any of the details."


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