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FILE - This Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, file screenshot shows the Fancy Bears website fancybear.net on a computer screen in Moscow, Russia. Having made their name by breaching a World Anti-Doping Agency database, the so-called “Fancy Bears” hackers appear to be changing tack by seeking to peddle stolen emails directly to the media. Out of the blue and unsolicited, they contacted an Associated Press journalist with a dump of hundreds of emails seemingly stolen from the Canadian and U.S. anti-doping agencies. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
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  • FILE - This Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, file screenshot shows the Fancy Bears website fancybear.net on a computer screen in Moscow, Russia. Having made their name by breaching a World Anti-Doping Agency database, the so-called “Fancy Bears” hackers appear to be changing tack by seeking to peddle stolen emails directly to the media. Out of the blue and unsolicited, they contacted an Associated Press journalist with a dump of hundreds of emails seemingly stolen from the Canadian and U.S. anti-doping agencies. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

    Column: Shifting gears, Bears peddle hacked emails to media

    PARIS (AP) — The message dropped unsolicited into my private Twitter inbox. “Hello, we are Fancy Bears’ Hack Team,” said the message, illustrated with an image of a sharp-clawed bear wearing a mask. “Are you interested in WADA and USADA confidential documents?” More than 200 emails apparently stolen from employees at the United States and […]