GRU officers are accused of interference in US elections using crypto

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The US Department of Justice has released an indictment against 12 alleged Russian officers of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (GRU), who used crypto to intervene in the US presidential campaign in 2016.

As stated in the document, starting in March 2016, the defendants hacked the mail of volunteers and participants in the campaign of the US presidential candidate from the Democratic Party Hillary Clinton in order to steal information and intervene in the course of the presidential elections.

GRU officers reportedly used crypto to buy servers, register domains and pay for hacking. The document says that they used several specialized email accounts to track bitcoin transactions.