https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...6616a33048d_story.html?utm_term=.6e3d019f5e59 http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/12/politics/russian-hack-donald-trump-2016-election/ Updated 7:50 AM ET, Fri December 16, 2016 What does the US believe Russia did to interfere in the 2016 campaign? The US government publicly announced in October that it was "confident" Russia orchestrated the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and other political organizations of the Democratic Party. Those hacks resulted in the public release of thousands of stolen emails, many of which included damaging revelations about the Democratic Party and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the party's nominee. But intelligence agencies didn't go as far as suggesting the efforts were aimed at bolstering Trump's chances and hurting Clinton's. Then, earlier this month, the CIA announced to a group of top US senators its latest finding: that Russia's hacks were aimed at helping Trump. So what changed? The CIA's new conclusion was based on its latest and most complete analysis of intelligence on the hacking, including the finding that Russian hackers breached GOP individuals and organizations prior to the election, including Republican House members, thought leaders and non-profits to the GOP, a former senior law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the hack investigation told CNN. There is also evidence that entities connected to the Russian government were bankrolling "troll farms" that spread fake news about Clinton. Investigators also found digital footprints of individuals tied to the Russian government who had been on intelligence agencies radar before, as was acknowledged when the intelligence agency put out a public statement in October. Republican National Committee officials have repeatedly denied that their systems were breached, insisting instead that only individual staffers' accounts were hacked. The US intelligence community writ large is increasingly confident the Russian hacks were aimed at helping Trump, but the 17-agency intelligence community has not officially drawn that conclusion. So the govt seems pretty convinced that Russia engaged in state sponsored cyberattacks with the goal of manipulating the US election. Obama seems pissed what do you guys think? I used to be of the mind that they did us a favor exposing DNC corruption, and I still kind of feel this way, but they exposed info in such a way as to spin a narrative and prop up President Elect Donald Trump of the Apprentice. political implications? why dont republicans care? i know, of course they are happy because they won, but since when are we excited to be molested by those red bastards? the internet seems like a pretty brand new battlefield that it seems like nobody is really prepared for. also doesnt it seem like cyber attacks would be a pretty effective way of hurting civilians if utilities/economic targets and such could be breached?