Published on July 14th, 2018 | by bitcoin0
Wall Street Journal Reports that Russian Hacks Were Fueled by Bitcoin
WASHINGTON—The Russian intelligence officers charged with hacking into the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign used bitcoin to finance and obscure their operations, according to an indictment obtained by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office.
Russian hackers laundered the equivalent of more than $95,000 through a complex array of transactions to take advantage of the “perceived anonymity of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin,” Mr. Mueller’s team alleged.
They used bitcoin to purchase…