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U.S. knocked Russian troll operation offline on the day of the 2018 midterm election

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Russian trolls were awfully quiet during the 2018 Midterms. Now we know that’s thanks in part to a preemptive cyber attack by the United States Military.

According to a report by The Washington Post, U.S. Cyber Command launched its “first offensive cyber campaign against Russia” on the day of the 2018 midterm elections. The cyber attack, backed by intelligence from the National Security Agency, reportedly took the Kremlin-linked Russian troll farm, Internet Research Agency, offline for the day.

Officials say the purpose of the election day operation was to block any possible disinformation campaigns from Russia regarding the Midterm results. Read more...

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