Garry Kasparov: U.S. hacking is out of control

Former World Chess Champion and Human Rights Foundation chairman Garry Kasparov weighs in on the 272 million email accounts hit by a Russian hacker.

Why Are Russians Good at Hacking?

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According to a security firm, a Russian man has allegedly hacked into 272 usernames and passwords on popular email sites Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail. They are allegedly being traded in Russia’s criminal underground. Human Rights Foundation Chairman Garry Kasparov told the FOX Business Network’s Neil Cavuto the situation is “out of control.”

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“It’s not just one hacker, it’s the entire institution, it’s called [the] Russian State under Putin’s control,” he said.

Kasparov, who is also a former Russian world chess champion, explained why Russians are good at hacking.

“The state resources have been used to hack those accounts. Putin strives in the lowest jungles. That’s why we have problems with Russian athletes you know -- there’s doping problems,” he said.

He added, “the whole story it tells you, the idea, it’s an fake  idea of the fortress America, that we can protect America, that we can build walls, firewalls and nobody will penetrate it.”

He also explained why Putin would be “delighted” to see Donald Trump as the president.

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“Putin needs chaos. Every dictator can strive from chaos -- and Trump is a real agent of chaos, he’s unpredictable,” said Kasparov.

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