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President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia says he will not retaliate

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President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia at the Kremlin on Tuesday.
President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia at the Kremlin on Tuesday. Pool photo by Alexei Druzhinin

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Hacking has dominated technology news over the course of 2016, with revelations of major breaches at Yahoo and the hacked emails of Democrats.
Now we close out the year with the news that President Obama, in the waning days of his administration, is punishing Russia for its cyberattacks against the United States, which probably affected the American presidential election.
David E. Sanger, a New York Times national security correspondent, writes that President Obama’s administration has imposed sanctions against two of Russia’s leading intelligence services, including four top officers, for their roles in cyberattacks against the Democratic National Committee and other political organizations. The United States also released samples of malware and other indications of Russian cyberactivity.
The response — the strongest American action ever taken against a state-sponsored cyberattack — is expected to have repercussions on the relationship between the United States and Russia that will play out for many months.
One unknown is how President Obama’s successor, Donald J. Trump, will act on the conflict when he takes office next month. The president-elect has been skeptical of the American intelligence reports of Russia’s cyberattacks. On Thursday, Mr. Trump said that it was time to “move on” from the issue, but that he would meet with intelligence officials.
Russia, at least, seems to be betting on an improved relationship with Mr. Trump. On Friday, the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, said he would not retaliate against the Obama administration’s decision to impose sanctions.
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The United States Embassy in Moscow on Friday. Russia’s foreign minister recommended expelling 35 Americans in retaliation for a similar move by President Obama on Thursday, but President Vladimir V. Putin said he was rejecting the advice.

Vladimir Putin Won’t Expel U.S. Diplomats as Russian Foreign Minister Urged

In a head-spinning turn, Mr. Putin decided against actions recommended just hours earlier by Sergey V. Lavrov in response to American sanctions and expulsions.

An internet security firm in Moscow. While much about Russia’s cyberwarfare program is shrouded in secrecy, details of the government’s effort to recruit programmers in the months before the American presidential election shed light on the Kremlin’s plan to create teams of computer hackers.

How Russia Recruited Elite Hackers for Its Cyberwar

The government scouted a wide range of civilian programmers in recent years, even criminals, while expanding its cyberwarfare abilities.

Following the Links From Russian Hackers to the U.S. ElectionThe Obama administration announced sanctions against Russia and released a report that states that the Russian government deployed computer hackers to attack the Democratic Party’s computers.

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