According to the NSA report, Russian hackers sent emails to people who worked at a company that provides election software and hardware, trying to trick them into giving up their user credentials. The goal was to get custom software onto their computers so that Russian spies could find out more about the workings of the network. The Intercept reports, “At least one of the employee accounts was likely compromised, the agency concluded.”
The NSA report also says the Russian attackers wanted to know more about voter registration systems. But the American spy agency acknowledges it doesn’t know how successful the Russian efforts were in that effort or what information or access the GRU may have gleaned.
A spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence declined to comment
Reality Leigh Winner of Augusta was arrested on Saturday; the FBI said in court documents that she had been accused of printing out classified material and sending it by mail to a news outlet.
Two national security officials with knowledge of the matter confirmed to NPR on Monday that the cases are connected.
The NSA COMPLETELY MISSED THIS and refused to admit it.
The woman who decided to tell us is in jail.