Meddling?

Young Russian hacker’s company allegedly helped Russia interfere in U.S. election

Alisa Shevchenko (Twitter)

A young Russian hacker has had her business placed on a sanction list for allegedly helping the Russians to interfere with U.S. presidential election. According to the sanction list issued by the U.S. government last week, Alisa Shevchenko, a skilled hacker whose company ZOR helps businesses identify weaknesses in their online security, provided the Russian Federation’s foreign intelligence service “with technical research and development.” Shevchenko has denied the accusations, claiming that the White House had either been tricked by “counterfeit in order to frame my company” or had “misinterpreted the facts.”

In a post on Twitter, Shevchenko said, ‘ [The] Most plausible scenario is that my company was framed: either to cover up APT28, or to introduce a target for any ‘Russian Hacking’ blame.”

Donald Trump has insisted that Russian hacking had “no effect” on the U.S. presidential election, despite the country’s highest intelligence services having issued reports to the contrary. According to a report released on Friday by the NSA, CIA, and FBI, Russian President Vladimir Putin “ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. presidential election” that sought to “undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency.”

Read the full story at The Daily Mail.

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