The United States Cyber Command is now keeping an eye on individual Russian operatives in an effort to deter them from interfering with the upcoming midterms. This is the first public cyber operation by the US to protect the country against Russian election meddling.
Tech giant Microsoft confirmed on Tuesday that it has executed a court order to close down at least six websites linked to a hacking campaign by Russian intelligence. The hack was targeting right-wing think tanks, government institutions and Microsoft itself.
Facebook announced on Tuesday that it has identified a political campaign on its platform made of fake accounts. The social media giant said that the campaign was targeting the midterm elections. Over 32 pages and fake accounts were linked to this campaign.
President Donald Trump met on Monday with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. Trump publicly sided with Putin against US intelligence agencies refusing to condemn Moscow for its interference in the 2016 election. Trump said that he sees no reason to believe that Russia was behind the hacking of the DNC servers.
US president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin will hold a summit in Finland on July 16th. This will be the first time that Trump and Putin will be meeting at a summit. Both world leaders had rubbed shoulders on the sidelines of major gatherings in the past.