Tag: Hacking

Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel in 2012. Credit Thomas Peter/Reuters
World

Angela Merkel, Russia’s Next Target

HAMBURG, Germany — It’s no surprise that Russia met President Obama’s expulsion of its diplomats, which he announced Thursday in response to the Kremlin’s efforts to manipulate the 2016 election, with a collective shrug. Moscow seems content to let the clock run out, knowing that on Jan. 20 Mr. Obama […]

A dock at a recreational compound owned by the Russian government near Centreville, Md., on Thursday. Credit Jim Watson/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
World

Two Russian Compounds, Caught Up in History’s Echoes

WASHINGTON — A pair of luxurious waterfront compounds outside New York and Washington have for decades been a retreat for Russian diplomats, places to frolic in the water, play tennis and take lengthy steam baths. On Thursday, Obama administration officials described the compounds differently: as beachside spy nests sometimes used […]

The Obama administration was riven for months by an internal debate about how much of its evidence to make public. Credit Al Drago/The New York Times
World

Obama Strikes Back at Russia for Election Hacking

WASHINGTON — President Obama struck back at Russia on Thursday for its efforts to influence the 2016 election, ejecting 35 suspected Russian intelligence operatives from the United States and imposing sanctions on Russia’s two leading intelligence services. The administration also penalized four top officers of one of those services, the […]

The three US Senators have been touring the Baltic states together
USA

US election hacking: Senators call for sanctions on Russia

Three prominent US senators have warned that Russia and its president may face sanctions over the country’s alleged interference in last month’s presidential election. They said the move had cross-party support in the senate. President-elect Donald Trump has rejected claims of Russian interference. Outgoing President Barack Obama is expected to […]