[BREAKING] Russian hackers indicted by US special counsel Robert Mueller used Bitcoin for payments

Russian intelligence officers indicted by US special counsel Robert Mueller “principally used bitcoin when purchasing servers, registering domains, and otherwise making payments in furtherance of hacking activity.

Days before President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announces new indictments from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

The indictments have been levied against 12 Russian intelligence officers (GRU) for hacking the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign during the 2016 election and leaking through DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0. This comes after 13 Russian entities were indicted earlier this year for their propaganda campaign. Read the actual document here.

UPDATE: DCLeaks was paid for with Bitcoin. The 11 Russian intelligence agents indicted today bought Bitcoin — and mined it themselves — to pay for the infrastructure they needed to hack into the DNC and release the documents.

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