• Russian hackers used bitcoin to fund election interference, so prepare for FUD

    4 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    The indictment filed today against 12 Russian officials accused of, among other things, hacking the DNC and undermining Hillary Clinton's campaign also notes that the alleged hackers paid for their nefarious deeds with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. This unsavory application of one of tech's current darlings will almost certainly be wielded against it by opportunists of all stripes.
    It is perhaps the most popular and realistic argument against cryptocurrency that it enables anonymous transactions globally and at scale, no exception made for Russian intelligence or ISIS. So the news...
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  • CRYPTO INSIDER: Bitcoin might have led Mueller to Russian hackers

    CRYPTO INSIDER: Bitcoin might have led Mueller to Russian hackers

    4 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Welcome to Crypto Insider, Business Insider's roundup of all the bitcoin and cryptocurrency news you need to know today. Sign up here to get this email delivered direct to your inbox .
    The 12 Russian hackers indicted Friday by the special counsel Robert Mueller utilized bitcoin to facilitate their scheme, according to the indictment.
    The indictment suggests those bitcoin transactions contributed to the hackers getting caught.
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  • The same day Trump asked Russia to find Hillary Clinton's missing emails, Russians tried to hack Clinton-affiliated emails

    The same day Trump asked Russia to find Hillary Clinton's missing emails, Russians tried to hack Clinton-affiliated emails

    4 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    An indictment from special counsel Robert Mueller's office alleges Russian operatives hacked email accounts and servers affiliated with Hillary Clinton the same day Trump called on them to find her "missing" emails.
    "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing," Trump said on July 27, 2016, the same day hackers allegedly compromised a server used by Clinton's personal office.
    The special counsel brought criminal charges against 12 Russian intelligence officers for the hacking and interference in the 2016 election.
    An indictment from the office...
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  • Mueller found that the Russian hacker scheme was dependent on bitcoin, and it may have gotten them caught

    Mueller found that the Russian hacker scheme was dependent on bitcoin, and it may have gotten them caught

    4 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The 12 Russian hackers indicted Friday by the special counsel Robert Mueller allegedly utilized bitcoin to facilitate their scheme.
    Mueller's indictment suggests those bitcoin transactions could have helped catch the hackers.
    The 12 Russian hackers indicted Friday by the special counsel Robert Mueller utilized bitcoin to facilitate their scheme, according to the indictment.
    The indictment suggests those bitcoin transactions contributed to the hackers getting caught.
    The indictments against the 12 Russian intelligence officials allege they led a hacking scheme that included stealing emails...
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  • Hacking The U.S. Presidential Election: Cryptocurrency Plays Many Roles In 12 Russian Indictments

    4 monthes ago - By Forbes

    Russian officers accused of meddling in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election allegedly used bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to help obscure their identities.
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  • Mueller indictment: Read the full charges against Russia's GRU intelligence agency

    4 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    The indictment was announced today by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
    Because no summer Friday can pass without a stunning news event, the Justice Department has charged 12 members of a Russian intelligence agency with a coordinated and sustained cyber attack against the United States in an effort to influence the 2016 presidential election.
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  • Trump was briefed about Mueller's indictments earlier this week - then on Friday, he called the investigation 'rigged'

    Trump was briefed about Mueller's indictments earlier this week - then on Friday, he called the investigation 'rigged'

    4 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Friday said he briefed President Donald Trump earlier this week about the indictment of 12 Russians as part of the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference.
    Meanwhile, on Friday morning, the president continued to refer to the investigation as a "witch hunt" and said it was "rigged."
    The indictments announced Friday accused 12 members of the Russian intelligence agency, the GRU, of hacking Democratic emails during the 2016 campaign.
    Trump is set to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday.
    Deputy Attorney...
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  • Department of Justice indicts 12 Russian intelligence officers for Clinton email hacks

    4 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Just days before President Trump is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Department of Justice has leveled new charges against 12 Russian intelligence officers who allegedly hacked the Democratic National Committee and the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton .
    The charges, released by Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who's leading the investigation into Russian election tampering because of the recusal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions from the investigation.
    In January of last year, the intelligence community issued a joint statement affirming that...
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  • New Mueller indictments reveal that congressional candidate requested stolen documents from Russian hackers in 2016

    New Mueller indictments reveal that congressional candidate requested stolen documents from Russian hackers in 2016

    4 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    A candidate for Congress asked Russian hackers to provide documents on their campaign's opponent during the 2016 election.
    The allegation was revealed in a series of indictments against 12 Russian operatives by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Friday.
    WASHINGTON - When Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced on Friday the indictment of 12 Russian government operatives, the charges revealed that a candidate for the United States Congress requested information and documents on their campaign's opponent during the 2016 election.
    In the indictment , which became the latest...
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  • 12 Russian Spies Indicted for Hacking Related to 2016 Presidential Campaign

    4 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking offenses related to the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.
    The 12, who are members of the GRU, a Russian intelligence agency, are accused of stealing usernames and passwords of volunteers in Democrat Hillary Clinton's campaign, including its chairman John Podesta. They also hacked into the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic National Committee, in an operation starting around March 2016.
    The charges include conspiracy to commit an offense against the U.S., aggravated...
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  • Mueller indicts 12 Russian intelligence officers on hacking charges

    Mueller indicts 12 Russian intelligence officers on hacking charges

    4 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers on Friday related to the hacking of the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 election.
    This is the first time Mueller's office has directly pointed a finger at the Russian government for meddling in the race.
    Mueller's office charged the defendants with 11 counts related to conspiracy, aggravated identity theft, and money laundering.
    The special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers suspected of playing a role in the hack of the Democratic National Committee during the...
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