"I never bring a mobile phone to meetings where sensitive issues are discussed," Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said, commenting allegations that Russian hackers might have helped Donald Trump win the US Presidential vote.
In his words, the WikiLeaks dump of purported U.S. intelligence has highlighted the CIA's reported capability to imitate an electronic trace usually left behind by hackers from other nations.
"As far as I have heard, in addition to smartphones and TVs, their computer experts can even hack people's smart fridges, by causing disruptions in the power supply," he added.
Lavrov's words come in response to US intelligence agencies' accusations against Russia of hacking Hillary Clinton's campaign to help Donald Trump win the U.S. elections.
On Tuesday (March 7th), WikiLeaks published nearly 9,000 documents it said were part of a huge trove leaked from the CIA, describing it as the largest-ever publication of secret intelligence materials.
WikiLeaks claimed that the CIA documents, hacking tools and code representing "the majority of its hacking arsenal" had been leaked within the cybersecurity community.
The documents show that the CIA has produced more than 1,000 malware systems — viruses, trojans and other software that can infiltrate and take control of personal electronics, WikiLeaks said.
In an official statement of March 8th, CIA accused WikiLeaks of helping US rivals and putting Americans' security security.