Russian hackers stole and then misrepresented evidence connected to the continuing prosecution of Russian companies accused of leading a propaganda campaign to influence the 2016 US election, a court has heard.
Twitter user @HackingRedstone had broken into a Russian server in October, the court heard.
And they had then posted a link to an online file-sharing portal that they had said had contained special counsel Robert Mueller’s documents about “the IRA and Russian collusion”.
The IRA (Internet Research Agency) is one of three Russian companies accused in February 2018, alongside 13 individuals, of interfering to help Donald Trump win the election.
Both the Kremlin and President Trump deny any collusion.