de Volkskrant // Published on 25 Jan 2018
Hackers employed by Dutch intelligence agency AIVD have provided the FBI with crucial information about Russian interference with the American elections. Infiltrating the computer network and security cameras of the infamous Russian hacker group Cozy Bear, the Dutch witnessed live as the Russians infiltrated the White House, the State Department and leaders of the Democratic Party.
Hackers from the Dutch intelligence service AIVD have provided the FBI with crucial information about Russian interference with the American elections. For years, AIVD had access to the infamous Russian hacker group Cozy Bear. That’s what de Volkskrant and Nieuwsuur have uncovered in their investigation.
The U.S. intelligence community developed substantial evidence that state websites or voter registration systems in seven states were compromised by Russian-backed covert operatives prior to the 2016 election — but never told the states involved, according to multiple U.S. officials.
Top-secret intelligence requested by President Barack Obama in his last weeks in office identified seven states where analysts — synthesizing months of work — had reason to believe Russian operatives had compromised state websites or databases.
Three senior intelligence officials told NBC News that the intelligence community believed the states as of January 2017 were Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Texas and Wisconsin.
Mueller indictment documents Russian effort to suppress nonwhite vote. – 46. In or around the latter half of 2016, Defendants and their co-conspirators, through their personas, began to encourage U.S. minority groups not to vote in the 2016 US. presidential election or to vote for a third-party US. presidential candidate.
a. On or about October 16, 2016, Defendants and their co-conspirators used the lnstagram account “Woke Blacks” to post the following message: “[A] particular hype and hatred for Trump is misleading the people and forcing Blacks to vote Killary. We cannot resort to the lesser of two devils. Then we’d surely be better off without voting AT ALL.”
b. On or about November 3, 2016, Defendants and their co-conspirators purchased an advertisement to promote a post on the lnstagram account “Blacktivist” that read in part: “Choose peace and vote for Jill Stein. Trust me, it’s not a wasted vote.”
c. By in or around early November 2016, Defendants and their co-conspirators used the “United Muslims of America” social media accounts to post anti-vote messages such as: “American Muslims [are] boycotting elections today, most of the American Muslim voters refuse to vote for Hillary Clinton because she wants to continue the war on Muslims in the middle east and voted yes for invading Iraq.”
NSA Leak confirms route of Russian hacking in virus transmission to election systems – Ruben Major – The importance of the National Security Agency (“NSA”) leaked documents cannot be overstated. I have been writing about voter registration and elections system hacking in the 2016 Primary and General Election for several months now and have surveyed following states related to these issues: Arizona, Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida’s primary election, Florida’s general election, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, & Indiana. In many of these states, we have found evidence which matches up with this prior analysis and helps to answer some unanswered questions. The above states help point to the likely route of transmission from the source of hacking to the voting machines themselves. There is only one final piece which needs to be conducted, and this is a forensic analysis of the machines. Brent Turner, Secretary of the National Association of Voting Officials (“NAVO”) has already asked for a forensic analysis from all 50 states, however, no state has yet permitted NAVO to conduct such an analysis.