The Russian Hacking War

It’s difficult to see through all the misinformation, but it seems clear that Russia has been on a hacking offensive for quite some time, and it really only got into the public spotlight due to the issue of the 2016 Presidential election.

The voting machines themselves weren’t hacked, but it is clear that the Russians attempted to influence the election by hacking the DNC in order to release incriminating emails.  The fact that it worked against all odds is another story in itself – it would probably barely be breaking into the headlines had Hillary won.  I’m not sure though, it’s all speculation at this point.