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AP Exclusive: Manafort Had Plan to Benefit Putin Government

AP Exclusive: Manafort Had Plan to Benefit Putin Government

By Jeff Horwitz and Chad Day | Mar 22
Manafort proposed in a confidential strategy plan as early as June 2005 that he would influence politics, business dealings and news coverage inside the United States, Europe and the former Soviet republics to benefit the Putin government.

Yahoo Breach Indictments May Shed Light on Other Hacks

Yahoo Breach Indictments May Shed Light on Other Hacks

By Eric Tucker and Michael Liedtke | Mar 19
U.S. authorities may now be in a better position to figure out if Russian hackers and Russian spies swayed last year's presidential elections.

Was Russian Journalist and Putin Critic Poisoned Twice?

Was Russian Journalist and Putin Critic Poisoned Twice?

Mar 11
Vladimir Kara-Murza, a Russian TV correspondent based in Washington, was a vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. He suddenly fell into a coma with organ failure last month.

Russia Military Acknowledges New Branch: Info Warfare Troops

Russia Military Acknowledges New Branch: Info Warfare Troops

By Vladimir Isachenkov | Feb 24
Along with a steady flow of new missiles, planes and tanks, Russia's defense minister said Wednesday his nation also has built up its muscle by forming a new branch of the military - information warfare troops.

Russian Hackers Get Burned in Deal with Russia's Spy Agency

Russian Hackers Get Burned in Deal with Russia's Spy Agency

By Vitniza Saldava and Vladimir Isachenkov | Feb 13
For several years a group of Russian hackers have been posting letters and documents stolen from senior Russian officials with impunity. And then the nation's spy agency tracked them down and offered them a deal.

Russian Political Elites Revel in Trump's Inauguration

Russian Political Elites Revel in Trump's Inauguration

By Vladimir Isachenkov | Jan 21
Russian officials and lawmakers lauded Donald Trump's inauguration Friday, hoping it will herald a period of better ties with the United States, while revelers in Moscow and elsewhere gathered for celebrations.

Victim Explains Fighting Russian Blackmail is 'Pointless'

Victim Explains Fighting Russian Blackmail is 'Pointless'

Jan 14
Russia has a history of gathering information for future use against government opponents. They even have a word for it: "kompromat."

No Smooching Allowed: Russia Blocks Video Game Comic Featuring Same-Sex Kiss

No Smooching Allowed: Russia Blocks Video Game Comic Featuring Same-Sex Kiss

By Brittany Ferrendi | Jan 7
Overwatch blew up the internet last month when their holiday-themed online comic "Overwatch: Reflections" featured a same-sex kiss. However, some users pointed out the comic is unreadable on the site's Russian version.

Intelligence Leaders Outline Evidence of Russian Hacking

Intelligence Leaders Outline Evidence of Russian Hacking

Jan 6
President-elect Donald Trump meets face-to-face with the leaders of intelligence agencies that he has challenged for weeks.

U.S. States, Leery of Russia Malware, Re-Examine Cybersecurity

U.S. States, Leery of Russia Malware, Re-Examine Cybersecurity

Jan 5
Several states around the country on Saturday asked cybersecurity experts to re-examine state and utility networks after a Vermont utility's laptop was found to contain malware U.S. officials say is linked to Russian hackers.

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