Russia got evidence gathered by Robert Mueller, the U.S. Special Counsel, and leaked it online trying to discredit his investigation of Moscow’s meddling in the U.S. politics, as The Guardian reported.
“A court filing by Mueller’s office said more than 1,000 files that it shared confidentially with attorneys for indicted Russian hackers later appeared to have been uploaded to a filesharing site and promoted by a Twitter account,” the nesa agency reads.
“We’ve got access to the Special Counsel Mueller’s probe database as we hacked Russian server with info from the Russian troll case. You can view all the files Mueller had about the IRA and Russian collusion. Enjoy the reading!” a tweet from the account said.
The tweet was made in October last year on @HackingRedstone. The account was deleted.
“Mueller’s court filing on Wednesday said the names and structure of folders containing the leaked files matched those used by Mueller’s office when it shared the data, and that these had not been made public,” The Guardian informs.
The prosecutors stated that the filesharing site confirmed to the FBI that the account which had these materials was registered from a Russian IP-address.
“FBI investigators had found no evidence that government servers holding the data had been hacked, according to Mueller’s team, pointing instead to a leak on the Russian side,” the message says.
The leak I mentioned in Mueller’s documents file to the court with prosecution of Concord Management and Consulting, a Russian company, which was allegedly funding hackers operation by Russia’s notorious Internet Research Agency (IRA).
According to Mueller, the documents were leaked to discredit his investigation.