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‘Russian hackers leaks deliberately false information’

‘Russian hackers leaks deliberately false information’

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Russian hackers modify documents that they stole from, for example, America or France. The documents, leaks them together with real material.

In that way mislead the public, say researchers from the Citizen Lab of the university of Toronto in a new report.

In the report is a great hackcampagne described, which is linked to Russian groups. Over two hundred persons were the target of the campaign, including people from the Russian media and a former Russian prime minister.

Among others, journalist and author David satter will take, in his work, especially on Russia to turn to, was hacked. His e-mails were stolen, but also modified before they leaked. As soon as the documents on a Russian activist website came up, used the state media the erroneous information according to the researchers, to a conspiracy with the CIA to invent.

“Russia has a long history with misleading information,” says Ron Deibart, a professor of political science and leader of the study, compared with Wired. “This is the first cyberspionagezaak where I aware in which custom documents to be compared with the original versions.”

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