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FBI says Russian spies used High-tech espionage to carry out operation.

Washington, June 30 (ANI): Court papers made public by the Justice Department have revealed that that the Russian suspects accused of spying in the U.S. were using high-tech espionage to carry out their operation.

According to Fox News, the group used private wireless networks to transmit files, passed data on USB memory sticks and sent text messages, which were all protected and encrypted with custom-written "steganographic" software, that let them hide secret messages in otherwise innocent-looking files.

The report stated that a defendant known as 'Anna Chapman"' communicated with a Russian official in Manhattan in January as she sat in a coffee shop and he pulled up outside in a van. The FBI alleged that they used a private Wi-Fi network network via paired computers.

"Law-enforcement agents observed and forensically copied a set of computer disks, and based on subsequent investigation,I believe that the password-protected disks contain a steganography program employed by a Russia's foreign intelligence agency Sluzhba Vneshney Razvedki and the Illegals," Fox News quoted FBI agent Maria Ricci, as saying.

She further informed that the steganographic program was activated by pressing control-alt-E and then typing in a 27-character password, which the FBI found written down on a piece of paper during one of its searches. (ANI)

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