12 Russians indicted for DNC hack, officially placing foreign blame on 2016 email attack

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Twelve Russian intelligence officers have just been indicted by the Justice Department for hacking the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign during the 2016 elections.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced on Friday that 12 foreign agents from Russia’s GRU intelligence agency attempted to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. In order to do this, the agents used spear-phishing attacks through malware. Using the “X-agent” malware, the Russian intelligence officers were able to use and collect passwords from unsuspecting targets via key-logging and screenshots.  Read more…

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