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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Russian Hacker Arrested In Spain (VIDEO)

After Trump's remarks and now we know well before his remarks, US INTEL was monitoring and investigating potential Russian interference in the 2016 General Election. Donald Trump as the eventual winner over Hillary Clinton would again assist in raising Russia from the doldrums of a regional power to possible influence in Washington DC at the highest level. If we only knew as Trump exhorted Putin to enact levels of espionage against the US election process, what we now know. Better yet, if we could possibly have known what will eventually come from the possible Russian/Trump campaign collusion. 

As the weeks and months have passed since the first Trump official (Manafort) left his campaign through the firing of former Army General Mike Flynn (Trump's questionable National Security Council Head chose). We all watched as Director of the FBI Comey admitted at a Senate Hearing, his counter INTEL agents and teams have been investigating possible cooperation between the Trump campaign and Russia operatives since early 2016.

Read through the following excerpts from a piece just published.
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Authorities in Spain have arrested a Russian computer programmer thought to be one of the world’s most notorious spam kingpins. 
Spanish police arrested Pyotr Levashov under an international warrant executed in the city of Barcelona, according to Reuters. Russian state-run television station RT (formerly Russia Today) reported that Levashov was arrested while vacationing in Spain with his family.
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“A U.S. Department of Justice official said it was a criminal matter without an apparent national security connection,” Reuters added in an update to an earlier version of its story. 
The New York Times reports that Russian news media did not say if Levashov was suspected of being involved in that activity. However, The Times piece observes that the Kelihos botnet does have a historic association with election meddling, noting the botnet was used during the Russian election in 2012 to send political messages to email accounts on computers with Russian Internet addresses. According to The Times, those emails linked to fake news stories saying that Mikhail D. Prokhorov, a businessman who was running for president against Vladimir V. Putin, had come out as gay.
If you didn't follow the link to the Krebs on Security piece, view the "A" Block piece from last night's Rachel Maddow show.  Suffice it to say, the FBI Web is closing in on Russian interference in the 2016 General Election.

Maddow: the apprehended Russian Hacker

Lawrence O'Donnell also offered a two-minute segment with guest Malcolm Nance. Security and INTEL expert. 
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