A report that a cooperating witness has emerged out of Ukraine to help the FBI's inquiry into the 2016 hacking of the Democratic National Committee is drawing confusion and denials in Ukraine.
A front-page story published by The New York Times says a malware author linked to the hacking of the DNC's servers had turned himself in and was cooperating with authorities, citing Ukraine's Cyberpolice.
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But Ukraine's Cyberpolice said Saturday the unnamed individual had no established links to hacking and that it isn't clear that the man is even a malware author.
The Times' story has since been revised to eliminate the reference to a DNC link. A Ukrainian lawmaker has been quoted as saying that the Times misidentified the hacker entirely.