U.S. indictments against a dozen Russian intelligence officers on Friday provided detailed technical evidence to back up allegations of Russian hacking and leaking of information to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. By tracing control of email and social media accounts and a tool for remote internet connections, the 29-page indictment document for the first time showed that the same group of Russians leased servers, targeted Democratic officials with phishing tricks aimed at capturing their online credentials and communicated with Republicans and other distributors of hacked information. A federal grand jury on Friday charged 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking Democratic computer networks in 2016 as part of Moscow’s meddling in the presidential election to help Republican Donald Trump.
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