U.S. Arrests, Indicts Record Number of Russian Hackers

An increase to a record level of Russians arrested or indicted on U.S. cyber crime charges this year shows that although President Donald Trump is trying to improve relations with Moscow, the United States has not shied away from pursuing Russians suspected of cyber crime. The prosecutions coincide with intensified scrutiny of Russian hackers since U.S. intelligence officials determined that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election using cyber warfare methods to help Trump.