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There has been broad fallout from Russian efforts to hack the 2016 U.S. election, including sanctions, worsening relations between the two countries and a continued cloud over Donald Trump’s presidency. But in Europe such attacks are hardly new. The first “political” cyberattack thought to have been carried out by Russia in Europe was in 2007 in Estonia.

Since then other Russia-linked targets have included Ukraine’s election commission, the German parliament, and the campaign of French President Emmanuel Macron.

On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at Russia’s hacking strategy and European efforts to head off the Kremlin’s use of technology to influence foreign elections.

Joining the program:

  • Andrei Soldatov, a Russian investigative journalist and co-author of the book “The Red Web: the Kremlin’s Wars on the Internet.”
  • Sheera Frenkel, a cybersecurity correspondent for the New York Times and previously for BuzzFeed News
  • Matt Suiche, founder of the cybersecurity firm Comae Technologies
  • Yevhen Fedchenko, director of the Mohyla School of Journalism in Ukraine and the founder of StopFake.org

 

Assistant producers: Maria F. Callejon, Denitsa Tsekova, Yanqi Xu

Supervising producer: Rachel Foster-Gimbel

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