What is spear-phishing, Russia's alleged voter hacking technique?

What is spear-phishing, Russia's alleged voter hacking technique?

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- USA authorities arrested a federal contractor following the leak of a classified intelligence report that suggests that Russian hackers attacked an American voting software supplier ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

Victor was a contractor for Pluribus International Corporation and held a top-secret security clearance.

Government agents identified victor after The Intercept contacted a government agency and subsequently shared the leaked intelligence document, which showed that the pages appeared to be creased after being printed out.

On Tuesday, the Kremlin again denied interfering in the election.

From last few weeks, one could hear about the leaks of the classified documents from National Security agency to the news sites.

In the analysis, the NSA said Russian military intelligence "executed a cyberattack on at least one US voting software supplier and sent spear-phishing emails to more than 100 local election officials" in the run-up to the election, The Intercept reported.

"We now have in the public domain verified information that the Russians made an aggressive attempt to access not only a vendor of voter software in this country, but also a number of states", Sen. If convicted, she faces up to 10 years in prison. The outlet then showed the document to the NSA -referred to as "the Government Agency" - in order to confirm its authenticity.

The document did not name any state.

The U.S. Justice Department is investigating the alleged involvement of Russian agents, hackers, or officials in the U.S. election and if any members of the Trump campaign colluded with them. USA intelligence officials then asked The Intercept to redact certain sections.

It was yet another twist on the trail of Russian meddling in US politics that stretches back well into previous year, from the controversy over leaked emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign to ongoing investigations into meetings involving President Trump's advisers.

"Because the NSA logs all printing jobs on its printers, it can use this to match up precisely who printed the document", security expert Rob Graham wrote for the blog Errata Security.

AUGUSTA, Ga. - A young woman charged with leaking US government secrets to a reporter poses no flight risk if she's released from pre-trial confinement, her parents said Wednesday, though they fear prosecutors will seek to use the case to send a tough message from the Trump administration.

"I think they're going to try to make an example out of her because of the political climate right now", Winner-Davis said. Federal prosecutors want victor held without bond.

Nichols said his client should be released. "She's a good girl. All this craziness has happened all of a sudden".

An affidavit filed by an FBI agent said the investigation moved quickly after authorities learned less than a week ago that the document had been obtained by a news organization, because the organization had asked for a comment on the classified material.

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