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Ruussian hackers attacked at least one U.S. voting software supplier days before last year's presidential election, according to a government intelligence report leaked Monday that suggests election-related hacking penetrated further into U.S. voting systems than previously known.

The classified National Security Agency report, which was published online by the Intercept, does not say whether the hacking had any effect on election results. But it says Russian military intelligence attacked a U.S. voting software company and sent spear-phishing emails to more than 100 local election officials at the end of October or beginning of November.

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The document said Russian military intelligence “executed cyber espionage operations against a named U.S. company in August 2016 evidently to obtain information on elections-related software and hardware solutions, according to information that became available in April 2017.”
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The hackers are believed to have then used data from that operation to create a new email account to launch a spear-phishing campaign targeting U.S. local government organizations, the document said.

“Lastly, the actors send test emails to two non-existent accounts ostensibly associated with absentee balloting, presumably with the purpose of creating those accounts to mimic legitimate services.”
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The information in the leaked document seems to go further than the U.S. intelligence agencies' January assessment of the hacking that occurred.

“Russian intelligence obtained and maintained access to elements of multiple U.S. state or local electoral boards,” the assessment said. The Department of Homeland Security “assesses that the types of systems Russian actors targeted or compromised were not involved in vote tallying.”

The Intercept contacted NSA and the national intelligence director's office about the document and both agencies asked that it not be published. U.S. intelligence officials then asked the Intercept to redact certain sections. The Intercept said some material was withheld at U.S. intelligence agencies' request because it wasn't “clearly in the public interest.”
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But also on Monday, the Justice Department announced it had charged a government contractor in Georgia with leaking a classified report containing “top-secret level” information to an online news organization. The report the contractor allegedly leaked is dated May 5, the same date as the document the Intercept posted online.
good for her in light of the fact it was hidden "for our own good"
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This sounds a lot like Hacking for info, not hacking to change info.

Nothing in the "report" says anything about adjusting the election to favor THE Donald.

I still find it curious that no Democrat wants to know how serious it is that many voting machines are provided by a company controlled by George Soros yet it seems of paramount importance to prove Trump won because of a vaporous Russian connection.
http://www.snopes.com/george-soros-c...-in-16-states/
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The link doesn't match the quoted text . The quoted story about Russian hacking is another phony scandal, fake news article churned out by the Trump hating media. Zero evidence of vote totals being effected and a spear fishing campaign is depicted as breaching security. As we know from Hillary's campaign manager spear fishing only works when the target has lax security that doesn't screen out suspicious emails and careless people who respond to it such as the Democrats national party servers, their security consultants and Hillary's campaign manager. The excerpt makes no mention if thsee conditions occurred in the vote tallying software firms, just evokes the Russian boogeyman.

As for arresting and charging the leaker, finally one of these KGB wanna be criminals using our intelligence agencies as a political weapon is apprehended. It never occurs to those hailing the leaker as a hero that publicizing the story makes it far less likely the hackers will be apprehended. Anything to undermine Trump is "patriotic".
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Putinista's. Not much different than the alt-right movement here which helps explain the Trump/Bannon fondness for authoritarians such as Putin, Erdogan, Duterte, etc. etc.
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Trump even praised fat boy in North Korea.
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Putinista's. Not much different than the alt-right movement here which helps explain the Trump/Bannon fondness for authoritarians such as Putin, Erdogan, Duterte, etc. etc.
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Putinista's. Not much different than the alt-right movement here which helps explain the Trump/Bannon fondness for authoritarians such as Putin, Erdogan, Duterte, etc. etc.
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Trump even praised fat boy in North Korea.
Anything related to the topic? Or, just name calling and childish allegations.
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Actually it is not an allegation. It is a fact. Not even an alternate one.
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Reality Winner, 25, had spent 6 years in the USAF and was a linguist. She gets out of AF and starts working for a NSA contractor, Pluribus International Corp. She has only been working there since Feb., just 4 months. Reportedly, she printed the classified report, took it home, and snail mailed to the Intercept, who tried to verify it thus uncovering what she did. The report itself has been described as "more week tea".
Reality Winner's political profile lines up with activist left and was a Bernie supporter. Her motive may be nothing more than her political ideology. By looking at her social media concerns it's odd that she could've gotten clearance.
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