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­.S. Begins First Cyberoperation Against Russia Aimed at Protecting Elections


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Paul M. Nakasone, Cyber Command

Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, the head of Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, has warned that adversaries are looking to take on the United States through cyberoperations.

Credit: Erin Schaff for The New York Times

The United States Cyber Command is targeting individual Russian operatives to try to deter them from spreading disinformation to interfere in elections, telling them that American operatives have identified them and are tracking their work, according to officials briefed on the operation.

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