Russian Hacking document and Wikileaks tries to get the reporter fired
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06-06-2017, 12:53 PM
Russian Hacking document and Wikileaks tries to get the reporter fired
First, the report from the Intercept:
https://theintercept.com/2017/06/05/top-...-election/

I think it is a solid read and has very serious implications for what the Russians were at least trying to do within days of the election. I don't know that I believe that they were trying to skew the vote counts by intentionally manipulating the votes, but I do find it easy to believe that they would have liked to generate some chaos during the tallying process. Anything to generate chaos in the US election system would be a win for Putin and Russia.

What I find perhaps more curious is this: http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/...rter-fired

Wikileaks offers $10,000 to try and get the reporter(s) for the article fired. That doesn't sound like the actions of an organization trying to expose government secrets. It sounds like the actions of a Russian puppet.

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06-06-2017, 01:46 PM
RE: Russian Hacking document and Wikileaks tries to get the reporter fired
It appears that their rationale for wanting the reporter(s) fired is because they may have inadvertently outed their source. I don't know if I believe that because Wikileaks doesn't have the greatest credibility....

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