Tit for tat hacks into Kremlin emails?

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Tit for tat hacks into Kremlin emails?Hackers believed to be from Ukraine have released emails from senior Kremlin official and Putin sidekick Vladislav ‘Grey Cardinal’ Surkov. Amongst the thousands of messages, dating from September 2013 to November 2014, are several that give insights into the Russian invasion of Crimea and subsequent skirmishes with Ukraine.

Unsurprisingly, Russia is disputing its authenticity; claiming that Surkov never uses email (NB: there’s something else entirely to be said about that…). There is also speculation that the hack may in fact emanate from the CIA, as high-profile retaliation for alleged recent Russian incursions into US State computer systems.

While the authenticity of the emails and verification of the activist’s identity is still shrouded in mystery, the story has more than a hint of Le Carré about it. Send for George Smiley.

Read more at http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/surkov-leaks-thousands-hacked-emails-high-ranking-kremlin-officials-published-1588645

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