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By Kevin Parrish — Posted on July 13, 2018 - 4:56PM



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Hackers allegedly used cryptocurrency in attack against Clinton campaign
By Kevin Parrish — Posted on July 13, 2018 - 4:56PM


An 11-count federal indictment filed against 12 Russian military intelligence officers alleges that the group used cryptocurrency to remain anonymous in a scheme against the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016. They are accused of using these digital coins to pay for the website used to release and publicize stolen election-related documents, keeping their true identities hidden.

A month before releasing the stolen documents, the group registered the dcleaks.com domain and leased a virtual private server through an online cryptocurrency service, according to the indictment. After that, they registered an URL-shortening account that was used to “spear phish” the Clinton campaign chairman and “other campaign-related individuals.”

full article here:https://www.digitaltrends.com/news/clinton-campaign-attacks-used-cryptocurrency-to-hide-tracks/
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