CIA tracks hacks to Russia

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN WAS QUICK TO SHUT DOWN THE OBJECTIONS AND CONTINUE THE ELECTION PROCEEDINGS, BUT MANY OF THE PROTESTS CENTERED AROUND A RECENTLY-RELEASED REPORT THAT THE NATION OF RUSSIA WORKED TO INFLUENCE OUR ELECTION, WITH THE GOAL OF MAKING DONALD TRUMP THE PRESIDENT.

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES RESPONSIBLE FOR NATIONAL SECURITY – LIKE THE FBI, THE CIA, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY -- RELEASED REPORTS AND ASSESSMENTS CONCLUDING THAT RUSSIA WAS BEHIND A SERIES OF HACKS THAT RELEASED THE EMBARRASSING E-MAILS OF TRUMP’S FORMER OPPONENT, HILLARY CLINTON.

UP NEXT, PAMELA BROWN EXPLAINS HOW THESE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES WERE ABLE TO TRACE THE HACKS TO RUSSIA.

CNN HAS LEARNED THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY TRACED THE HACK BACK TO *SPECIFIC* KEYBOARDS WITH THE CYRILLIC TEXT, AN ALPHABET USED BY RUSSIANS. –
ADDING TO U.S. INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS CONFIDENCE RUSSIA CARRIED OUT THE HACK. LAST WEEK THE F-B-I AND D-H-S PUT OUT THIS REPORT NAMING THE RUSSIAN HACKING OPERATION "GRIZZLY STEPPE" AND CALLING OUT TWO RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE SERVICE GROUPS FOR QUOTE "THE INTRUSION INTO A U-S POLITICAL PARTY"

SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN -- TRAVELING THIS WEEK WITH OTHER SENATORS IN THE BALTIC REGION WHERE COUNTRIES ARE MOST WORRIED ABOUT RUSSIA'S AGGRESSION-- SAID THERE'S NO DOUBT MOSCOW IS THE CULPRIT

Sen. John McCain: "It's very clear that the evidence is overwhelming that it was Russia. We will strongly encourage our colleagues to enact more meaningful and stronger sanctions against Russia because of their attack on the United States of America."

Instructional Links

Magazine Article: Time, The Hackers, Dec.19, 2016 | May Need Password

Website Article: National Geographic for Kids, Russia

Website Article: North Carolina State University, Ethics in Computing, What is Hacking

Game: Nova Labs, Cybersecurity Lab | Online group game with educator guide.

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