13 August 2018

In a recent article for the Weekly Standard, Strauss Center Senior Fellow Matt Tait discusses his involvement in exposing the Russians involved in hacking the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) email servers in 2016. Following the first posting of stolen documents to WikiLeaks, Tait, a former British spy, used publicly available information to eventually conclude that the attack was perpetrated by Russians in an effort to influence the presidential campaign.  

Tait worked in conjunction with a group of experts that searched for the Russian's motivations and worked to personally identify the hackers, and was crucial in disseminating their conclusions to the general public. It soon became apparent, after releasing this information, that the Russians were following his publications and manipulating newly released data in an effort to directly disprove Tait's observations. Read the full article here