Feds Arrest NSA Contractor in Leak of Top Secret Russia Document


A woman was arrested for leaking a top-secret National Security Agency document that reveals details about Russian hacking’s influence on the U.S. presidential election, a senior federal official told NBC News.

Reality Leigh Winner, 25, was charged with “gathering, transmitting, or losing defense information” to The Intercept.

The story published Monday features a secret NSA document that notes efforts by the Russian government to hack into a voting software company approximately a week before the election. While the document doesn’t say the hacking changed any votes, it “raises the possibility that Russian hacking may have breached at least some elements of the voting system, with disconcertingly uncertain results.”

The document was classified at some of the highest levels. Read more at NBC NEWS.





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