Table of Contents - February 19, 2018
DoJ Charges Russians in Election Interference Probe
The Department of Justice this week filed grand jury indictments in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies in connection with alleged interference in the U.S. political system, including the 2016 presidential election, as part of what the defendants have called "information warfare" against the U.S., with "the stated goal of spreading distrust" toward the electoral system and the candidates, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced.
The defendants' tactics allegedly included establishing U.S.-based servers to set up a VPN (virtual private network), which they used to establish "hundreds of accounts on social media networks such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, making it appear that those accounts were controlled by persons located in the United States," Mr. Rosenstein said.
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