The Russians Who Allegedly Hacked the DNC Mined Bitcoin to Fund Their Operation

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On Friday the US Department of Justice indicted 12 members of Russia’s GRU intelligence agency for hacking the Hillary Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and the DCCC. The indictment alleges that the Russians partly funded their hacking operation through Bitcoin mining and conspired to launder the equivalent of $95,000 USD “through a web of transactions structured to capitalize on the perceived anonymity of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin,” the indictment states.

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