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Facebook infiltrated by Russian government hackers months before the election

Members of a hacking group connected to Russia’s military intelligence unit, the GRU, began creating fake Facebook accounts to amplify stolen emails as early as June 2016. Via: Natasha Bertrand The Post’s report comes weeks after Facebook announced that inauthentic accounts linked to Russia were able to use the platform to spread fake news and purchase $100,000 worth of political ads during the ...

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Top -Secret NSA Report Details Russian Hacking Days Before 2016 Electaion

RUSSIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE executed a cyberattack on at least one U.S. voting software supplier and sent spear-phishing emails to more than 100 local election officials just days before last November’s presidential election, according to a highly classified intelligence report obtained by The Intercept. Via: theintercept.com The top-secret National Security Agency document, which was provided anonymously to The Intercept and independently authenticated, analyzes ...

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Russian police detain opposition leader, hundreds of protesters

Police detained hundreds of protesters across Russia on Sunday, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Via: reuters.com The protests, reckoned to be the biggest since a wave of anti-Kremlin demonstrations in 2011/2012, come a year before a presidential election that Vladimir Putin is ...

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Russian elite invested nearly $100 million in Trump buildings, records show

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald J. Trump downplayed his business ties with Russia. And since taking office as president, he has been even more emphatic. “I can tell you, speaking for myself, I own nothing in Russia,” President Trump said at a news conference last month. “I have no loans in Russia. I don’t have any deals in Russia.” Via: reuters.com  ...

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Russian’s RT paid $45,000 for Flynn’s 2015 talk

RT, the Russian state-owned television network described by U.S. intelligence officials as “the Kremlin’s principal international propaganda outlet,” paid $45,386 for former Defense Intelligence Agency Director Michael Flynn to fly to Moscow to speak at its 10th anniversary celebration in December 2015, according to documents newly obtained by a congressional committee and provided to Yahoo News.  Via: yahoo.com At the Russian ...

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Behind the hack on Yahoo, Russian agents who had been courted by FBI

Just two years ago, the Obama White House welcomed Russia’s top internal security official, Alexander Bortnikov, to Washington, as the head of a Kremlin delegation attending a highly publicized U.S. government summit on countering violent extremism. Via: yahoo.com What U.S. officials did not then know is that officers of the agency that Bortnikov heads, the FSB or Federal Security Service, ...

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UK and US marines among 8,000 NATO troops deployed near Russian Border

BRITISH and US marines are among some of the 8,000 Nato troops deployed to Norway for an Arctic warfare exercise to be carried out just miles away from the Russian border. Via: express.co.uk The Joint Viking exercise will be conducted between 100 and 186 miles away from the Russian border as Nato forces will simulate combat in freezing conditions. Around 700 ...

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Ukraine Appeals to U.N. High Court in Claim of Russian-Sponsored Terror

Ukraine is asking the United Nation’s International Courtof Justice to investigate its claim that Russia is sponsoring terrorism by funding and arming rebels in that country. Via: breitbart.com “Kiev will seek to convince the UN’s top court that Moscow is ‘sponsoring terrorism’ in a bloody conflict involving separatist pro-Russian rebels, as tensions escalate in war-torn eastern Ukraine,” Agency France-Presse (AFP) reported ...

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Russian diplomats keep dying unexpectedly

Six Russian diplomats have died since November, in addition to an aide to a former deputy prime minister. All but one died on foreign soil. Some were shot, while other causes of death are unknown. Note that a few deaths have been labeled “heart attacks” or “brief illnesses.” Here’s what you need to know:  Via: axios.com  You probably remember Russia’s Ambassador ...

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Russian Baltic Fleet Carries Out Air Defense Drills Using S-400 Systems

The Russian Baltic Fleet has carried out air defense drills in the Kaliningrad region using the latest S-400 missile systems, Baltic Fleet spokesman Capt. 1st Rank Roman Martov said Tuesday. Via: sputniknews.com  “The air defense units of the Baltic Fleet have conducted drills in the Kaliningrad region, in which the crews of S-400 Triumf air defense systems have countered a massive attack of the simulated enemy,” Martov told reporters. ...

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