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Top-Secret NSA Report Details Russian Hacking Effort Days Before 2016 Election:

Russian military intelligence executed a cyberattack on at least one U.S. voting software supplier and sent spear-phishing emails to more than 100 local election officials just days before last November’s presidential election, according to a highly classified intelligence report obtained by The Intercept.

Cuffed: Govt contractor ‘used work PC to leak’ evidence of Russia’s US election hacking

A 25-year-old contractor has been charged with leaking NSA files that claim Russian intelligence hacked at least one maker of voting software used in 2016’s US elections.

Reality Leigh Winner, who held a top-secret clearance and worked at government tech provider Pluribus International, is accused of passing classified information to journalists. She was collared by the FBI on Saturday, June 3, at her home in Georgia, US, after which she apparently confessed everything to Uncle Sam’s agents. She was charged on Monday.

NPR has more background on Ms Winner, who was a linguist in the Air Force before being hired by the contractor and stationed in Maryland. That means she was assigned to NSA and was an R 203X1, just like I was, but different languages.

About her name – Texans do this to their little girls, or add -lene to the end of their father’s name, etc. One of the worst examples was what James Stephen “Big Jim” Hogg did to his daughter, Ima Hogg.

Everything in this report has been talked about for months, so why is it classified. Once it was openly discussed, what was the point of having it classified. Hacking is a criminal offense, the House & Senate have investigations, and there is an independent prosecutor. Why are we wasting money on hiding something that was being openly discussed long ago?

3 comments

1 Badtux { 06.07.17 at 11:43 am }

My question is this: why is the Trump administration trying to cover up Russian attempts to hack the election? Not saying that the Trump campaign was complicit in those efforts, but it looks pretty darn suspicious….

2 Shirt { 06.07.17 at 4:01 pm }

It’s fortunate for Ima that her father was named Hogg and not Hooker.

3 Bryan { 06.07.17 at 7:08 pm }

Trump might do it because he thinks it takes away from the “hugeness” of his election win, but there are just too many Russian ties to be a coincidence. Putin is trolling, he wants the US to be in turmoil. International tension is good for oil prices.

The only saving grace is that she had a lot of money, which would significantly reduce the snickers.