Sunday, December 18, 2016
Follow up to multiple postings included in NYT details how Russian Cyberpower Invaded the U.S., today’s NBC News report – U.S. Officials: Putin Personally Involved in U.S. Election Hack: “U.S. intelligence officials now believe with “a high level of confidence” that Russian President Vladimir Putin became personally involved in the covert Russian campaign to interfere in the U.S. presidential election
Praha exclusive now in Anglickom jazykom American charged in bank hacking turned down Russian asylum: lawyer | Reuters “Lots of odd things about the timing and claims in this piece. Not clear to me what motive Russia would have to offer asylum to a mere IT-style bank fraudster.”. John Helmer: “It sounds like Aaron figured out he was to be held on the Russian side and then traded for someone Russian caught up in a US indictment for hacking and taken to the US; e.g., https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/19/russian-alleged-hacker-us-cyber-attacks-arrested-prague or http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/15/us/politics/russian-hackers-election.html. Aaron’s lawyer would have told him he would do less prison time in the US if he came over voluntarily than if he remained in Russia; enjoyed the Russian quality of life; and was then arrested one evening and put on plane back to the US.”
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