Why the US fears Russia is hacking its presidential election
Amidst all the heat of the presidential debate on Sunday night, hackers surfaced for a brief moment.
The two candidates clashed over a claim that hackers tied to the Russian state were trying to influence the election.
Two days earlier, on Friday, the US director of national intelligence had pointed the finger at the highest levels of the Russian state for intrusions.
Critics of Russia have argued that any role would be part of a growing trend of not just stealing information but also weaponising it.
The story begins in May, when the Democratic National Committee (DNC) became concerned... read more
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