The United States Department of Justice has indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for their role in election interference during the run up to the 2015 presidential election.
Among the accusations announced Friday by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was that the Russian hacking operations and troll farming that famously disrupted the presidential election of 2015 used cryptocurrency to fund the operation.
The campaign featured political newcomer, rabble rouser and eventual President Donald Trump and his opponent the experienced, yet polarizing Hillary Clinton. The fact that Russia interfered in the United States’ last presidential election has been known for a long time, but the announcement of today’s indictments let the public know for the first time that high ranking Russian intelligence officials were behind the cyber attacks.
The indictment alluded to specific amounts of money and illustrates how the transactions were made. “The Defendants conspired to launder the ...
US DOJ accuses Russian intelligence of using Cryptocurrency to fund election interference