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Security Agencies Don’t Know How to Stop Russia’s Next Election Attack, Counterintelligence Chief Says

  • Evanina cites changing technology as lawmakers quiz Twitter
  • ‘Putin’s intent has been accomplished’ using simple techniques
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Top Spy-Catcher on Cyber Threats, Election Meddling

National security agencies are certain Russia will try to influence future elections, but they don’t know how to stop it, according to the head of U.S. counterintelligence.

While Russia exploited social-media networks such as Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. last year, agencies are struggling to predict what methods and technology Moscow will use in 2018 and beyond, according to William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center.