Mueller probe indicts 12 Russian officers in DNC hacking

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Photo: Flickr

July 13 (UPI) — The Department of Justice announced new indictments Friday against a dozen Russian intelligence officials accused in the 2016 hacking of the Democratic National Committee.

All 12 indicted Friday are officers in the GRU, Russia’s military intelligence agency.

Prosecutors say they were involved in a cyberattack against Democratic Party organizations, as well as the presidential campaign committee of 2016 nominee Hillary Clinton.

The 29-page indictment, signed by special counsel Robert Mueller, outlines 12 counts — including electoral interference, aggravated identity theft, money laundering and computer access without authorization.

There was “no evidence” any tampering affected the vote count in any 2016 election, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said at a news conference Friday.

Rosenstein also said two GRU groups were involved — one to “actively steal information” and the other “to disseminate it.”

Two online parties, named DC Leaks and Guccifer 2.0, were the names under which the Russian hackers operated, Rosenstein added. Both were previously identified as non-Russian entities, but “were controlled by the Russian GRU.”

No arrests were announced.


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