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The U.S. military blocked internet access to an infamous Russian entity seeking to sow discord among Americans during the 2018 midterms, several U.S. officials said, a warning that the group's operations against the United States are not cost-free.
The strike on the Internet Research Agency in St. Petersburg, a company underwritten by an oligarch close to President Vladimir Putin, was part of the first offensive cyber campaign against Russia designed to thwart attempts to interfere with a U.S. election, the officials said.
"They basically took the IRA offline," according to one individual familiar with the matter who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss classified information. "They shut 'em down."
the 2018 midterms was following the 2016 elections, no?
originally posted by: Duderino
I'm not sure I follow, will you explain please?
This happened during the last election, right before the transfer of power. What was the last admin to do other than issue public warnings and get all these investigations started, as they obviously did?