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James Clapper: Russia Not Behind US Website Outage

James Clapper
James Clapper

National Intelligence Director James Clapper has said the intelligence community believes Russia is not responsible for the internet outage that took down several websites in the U.S., DoD Buzz reported Tuesday.

Clapper points to a non-nation state actor as the culprit behind the so-called distributed denial-of-service attack that occurred on Friday across the country, Matthew Cox reports.

The attack affected servers of Dyn, a company that monitors internet traffic.

“The investigation is still going on; there is a lot of data that we have gathered here, but that appears to be preliminarily the case,” Clapper said during the Council on Foreign Relations’ live-streamed discussion, the report says.

Clapper said it remains unclear whether a nation state backed the hacker in the attack, the report says.

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