[Vision2020] 6-5-17 The Intercept: "Top Secret NSA Report Details Russian Hacking Days Before 2016 Election"

Ted Moffett starbliss at gmail.com
Wed Jun 7 17:11:07 PDT 2017

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Vision2020 Post: Ted Moffett

Matthew Cole <https://theintercept.com/staff/matthewcole/>, Richard Esposito
<https://theintercept.com/staff/richardesposito/>, Sam Biddle
<https://theintercept.com/staff/sambiddle/>, Ryan Grim

June 5 2017, 12:44

*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.

The top-secret National Security Agency document, which was provided
anonymously to The Intercept and independently authenticated, analyzes
intelligence very recently acquired by the agency about a months-long
Russian intelligence cyber effort against elements of the U.S. election and
voting infrastructure. The report, dated May 5, 2017, is the most detailed
U.S. government account of Russian interference in the election that has
yet come to light.

While the document provides a rare window into the NSA’s understanding of
the mechanics of Russian hacking, it does not show the underlying “raw”
intelligence on which the analysis is based. A U.S. intelligence officer
who declined to be identified cautioned against drawing too big a
conclusion from the document because a single analysis is not necessarily
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