Outside view of the Russian Olympic Committee building during a session to discuss the IOC decision to suspend the Russian Olympic Committee and let Russian clean athletes compete under a neutral flag at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang in Moscow, Russia on December 12, 2017. (Photo by Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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Russian Hackers Stole IOC Emails

Hacking group Fancy Bears sought revenge for Russia’s expulsion from the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Russian hackers’ latest target is the International Olympics Committee, apparently spurred on by the IOC’s doping-related ban on Russia’s participation in the upcoming winter games. According to Wired, Fancy Bears, the hacking group believed to be the same organization as the now-famous Fancy Bear, obtained emails spanning from the end of 2016 to the middle of 2017. The hack sought to prove the anti-Russian bias implicit in the ban. One of the main targets was Richard McLaren, a lawyer significantly involved in the year-long investigation into Russian doping. There is no evidence yet to suggest that Fancy Bears revealed any damning evidence in the stolen emails.

Read the full story at Wired