Report alleges Russia tried to use an American tech entrepreneur to hack targets

Tech 11-1-2017 Mashable 30

An unverified report published by BuzzFeed alleges that Russian intelligence offered to invest in a U.S. tech entrepreneur's business, in exchange for access that would let them launch cyberattacks. 

The claims in the unverified dossier have been denied by the Trump campaign, the president-elect, and Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen (who's named in the report as an alleged collaborator of the Russians). CNN—which had the report but didn't publish it—is saying that it was prepared by a former British intelligence agent, funded by "anti-Trump Republicans" and Democrats. The dossier has reportedly circulated among government officials and journalists for weeks prior to CNN's news break on it, and Buzzfeed's publication of it.  Read more...

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