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Sun Nov 25, 2018, 08:18 AM

Russian hacker resurgence after midterms

Source: The Hill


BY JACQUELINE THOMSEN AND OLIVIA BEAVERS - 11/25/18 08:00 AM EST

Russian hackers are back in the spotlight after the U.S. midterm elections, carrying out a widespread campaign that targeted the federal government, media outlets and think tanks.

American officials were on the lookout for Russian interference ahead of and during the Nov. 6 elections, but the detection of activity by a Kremlin-linked hacking group took place just days after the polls closed.

Some researchers told The Hill that the recent cyber efforts are a sign that hackers are exploring the new political landscape now that Democrats will be in control of the House starting in January.

And with some fearing that Russian hackers are waiting until the high-profile 2020 presidential election to fully deploy their capabilities, the post-midterm cyber campaign suggests the groups are having somewhat of a resurgence in their efforts to penetrate U.S. government institutions.

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/417937-russian-hacker-resurgence-after-midterms

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 09:03 AM

1. They are preparing the Trump base for 2020. They are relentless and know they can control

the minds of the ill-informed and the bigots who relish hearing "anti-those-others" inflammatory talking points.

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Response to allgood33 (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 09:47 AM

2. And fuckerberg will be happy to assist them

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Response to allgood33 (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 09:48 AM

3. +1

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 02:31 PM

4. How unusual...The Hill not blaming progressives for something

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