Tech giant Microsoft confirmed on Tuesday that it has executed a court order to close down at least six websites linked to a hacking campaign by Russian intelligence. The hack was targeting right-wing think tanks, government institutions and Microsoft itself.
President Donald Trump met on Monday with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. Trump publicly sided with Putin against US intelligence agencies refusing to condemn Moscow for its interference in the 2016 election. Trump said that he sees no reason to believe that Russia was behind the hacking of the DNC servers.
President Donald Trump referred to Germany as a “captive of Russia” during the NATO summit in Brussels. The president also requested from NATO allies to double up defense spending as part of their commitment to the military alliance.
US president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin will hold a summit in Finland on July 16th. This will be the first time that Trump and Putin will be meeting at a summit. Both world leaders had rubbed shoulders on the sidelines of major gatherings in the past.