Russian hackers used US online infrastructure against itself

Russian hackers used US online infrastructure against itself

WASHINGTON — Exactly seven months before the 2016 presidential election, Russian government hackers made it onto a Democratic committee’s network.

One of their carefully crafted fraudulent emails had hit pay dirt, enticing an employee to click a link and enter her password.

That breach of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) was the first significant step in gaining access to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) network.

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Pussy Riot upstages Putin with protest that briefly stopped World Cup final

Pussy Riot upstages Putin with protest that briefly stopped World Cup final

MOSCOW — Protest group Pussy Riot, long a thorn in Vladimir Putin’s side, claimed responsibility Sunday for four people who brought the World Cup final to a brief halt by running onto the field dressed in police uniforms as the Russian president and a global audience watched.

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Trump says he’ll bring up election meddling with Putin

Trump says he'll bring up election meddling with Putin

MORRISTOWN, N.J. — President Donald Trump said Friday he plans to bring up Russian election meddling during his upcoming summit with Vladimir Putin, part of a wide-ranging list of topics that could include sanctions and the status of Crimea. Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One that he planned to discuss Ukraine, Syria and Crimea as well as election interference when he meets with the Russian president in Helsinki, Finland, next month in a summit he said could help defuse tensions between Moscow and Washington.

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Air strikes shut down hospitals in south Syria – monitor

Air strikes shut down hospitals in south Syria - monitor

Air strikes on rebel-held parts of southern Syria put three hospitals out of service overnight as the government pressed a Russian-backed offensive to retake territory, a monitor said on Wednesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said bombing raids, including by Russian warplanes, had damaged medical centers in the opposition-controlled towns of Saida, Al-Mseifra and Al-Jiza in Daraa province.

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