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Kremlin, on US Yahoo hack charges, says its spies not involved

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia had received no official information about the charges.

FILE: Yahoo Inc. Picture: AFP.

MOSCOW - The Kremlin said on Thursday its Federal Security Service (FSB) domestic spy service was not involved in any unlawful cyber activity, a day after the United States charged two Russian intelligence agents and two others with hacking 500 million Yahoo accounts.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia had received no official information about the charges and had gleaned all it knew about the case from media reports. He told reporters on a conference call Moscow hoped to receive official information.

"We have said repeatedly that there can be no discussion of any official involvement of any Russian office, including the FSB, being involved in any unlawful cyber activities," said Peskov.

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