NSA report says Russians targeted U.S. voting infrastructure; alleged leaker arrested

Russian military hackers targeted a voting software company and more than 100 U.S. local election officials in a massive cyberattack days before the presidential election, according to a secret National Security Agency report.

The classified document, which was published by The Intercept on Monday, describes in detail how Russian hackers conducted a spear-phishing scheme aimed at America’s election infrastructure, penetrating the system deeper than previously believed.

The report was confirmed by the government, which later Monday announced the arrest of a private contractor for allegedly leaking the confidential report to the news outlet. Reality Leigh Winner, 25, who reportedly worked at an NSA facility in Georgia, was arrested over the weekend.

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