Report suggests Russian Federation hackers breached voting software firm

The NSA document posted on Monday offers some of the most official detail yet about Russia's cyberactivity, which the USA intelligence community has previously discussed in much broader terms. On June 1, the agent wrote, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was given a copy of the leaked document, which the news outlet had given to another agency, presumably the National Security Agency (NSA).

In October 2016, CNN reported that federal investigators believe Russian hackers were behind cyberattacks on a contractor for Florida's election system that may have exposed the personal data of Florida voters, according to United States officials briefed on the probe.

According to the report, which cites anonymously leaked NSA documents which were "independently authenticated" and remain top secret, provides a look into the internal investigation surrounding attacks on our voting process at the hands of Russian Federation.

Separately on Monday, the Justice Department announced that it is charging a 25-year-old Georgia woman who works for an intelligence agency contractor with allegedly sending classified material to a news organization.

According to the document published by The Intercept, the 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. We have policies and procedures in effect to protect our customers and our company.

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On this ground, Justice M V Muralidharan has granted interim injunction asking government not to publish results until June 7. The case will now be taken for a hearing in the coming week.

"Phishing and spear-phishing are not uncommon in our society", it said.

Reality Leigh Winner was arrested at home in Augusta, Georgia, after an NSA audit identified her as the person who printed and removed the report from a secure facility.

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, the former Democratic vice presidential candidate, said on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront" that people who leak classified information should face the full force of the law, but added that Americans need to know much more about alleged Russian attempts to influence the election. "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 definitive", The Intercept said. The Department of Homeland Security "assesses that the types of systems Russian actors targeted or compromised were not involved in vote tallying".

"It's highly significant that these attacks took place, because it confirms that Russian Federation was interested in targeting voting technology, at least to some extent".

"I don't know who she might have sent it to", she told The Daily Beast. He says if those vendors are hacked, then malware could easily be spread to local election offices and ultimately to individual voting machines.

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The bad actors are said to have targeted private companies which play a role in the voting system, including those which provide and maintain the software used to record and voter registrations.

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Those paper ballots can be used to verify whether or not the election results reported electronically were correct.

Charlie Savage is a New York Times writer. And most of the equipment used in the eighth state - Virginia - also use paper.

The breach could have allowed the hackers to delete or change information. That could happen, for example, if voters showed up at the polls to find that their names were not listed, or listed incorrectly.

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