Russia was likely behind the hacks of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has finally acknowledged.
In his first news conference in about six months, Trump also said Wednesday that cybersecurity will be a top priority for his administration. He wants proposals on new hacking defenses within 90 days. “We get hacked by everybody,” he said.
Trump’s newfound belief that Russia was responsible for cyberattacks during the presidential campaign comes after months of doubting U.S. intelligence reports that blamed Russia. But Trump also suggested U.S. intelligence may have leaked a 35-page dossier that accuses his campaign of working with Russian intelligence.