What is spear-phishing, Russia's alleged voter hacking technique?

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According to a court document filed Tuesday evening, agents took four phones, two laptops and an Amazon tablet when Winner's home on the 1900 block of Battle Row was searched Saturday.

"She said. she was very scared", her mother, Billie Winner-Davis, told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Tuesday night. They yielded no surprises compared with polling data. "She was not expecting any of this".

It followed Monday's Justice Department announcement that NSA contractor Reality Winner had been charged with leaking classified information to the press.

What punishment is she facing?

Before her arrest, the Texas-raised linguist and Air Force veteran was also known as a yoga instructor and animal lover.

"We don't know what exactly was in the document, if the document that is now being circulated, if that's the document, the government is going to have to prove how that injured the United States and how that benefited Russian Federation", says Nichols. Prosecutors did not say which federal agency victor worked for, but FBI agent Justin Garrick said in an affidavit filed with the court that she had previously served in the Air Force and held a top-secret security clearance. "I didn't know anything".

After Winner's arrest was announced, her Facebook page was filled with thousands of comments, many of them assailing her, accusing her of treason and, in some cases, calling for her to be executed.

On June 1, another government contractor told the NSA that a reporter texted him pictures of the document to confirm whether it was real, and that the journalist said the documents were mailed from Augusta, Georgia. She had been assigned to a USA government agency facility in Georgia since February 13. She began working there in February and held a top secret government security clearance during her tenure.

The NSA document, obtained by online news outlet The Intercept, reportedly claimed that Russian military intelligence attempted to hack a voting software company as well as election officials' email accounts. Federal prosecutors want victor held without bond.

An Instagram account that appears to belong to victor - it has a photo of victor in uniform with her last name clearly visible - is nearly entirely nonpolitical.

A few days ago, based on her apparent Instagram account, Reality Winner was prepping vegan meals and thinking about her weightlifting goals.

Victor grew up in Kingsville, Texas, about 40 miles outside Corpus Christi, where she attended H.M. King High School and made a name for herself on the varsity tennis team, according to local news reports. The languages she specialized in were Pashto and Dari in Farsi.

Victor received the Air Force Commendation Medal in 2016, which is for members who have "distinguished themselves by meritorious achievement and service". It said she printed and removed the document on or about May 9 and passed it on to a news outlet.

"She served her nation with distinguished honor".

In the legal case, authorities say victor admitted to leaking the classified report once government officials traced her as the source. "Plus, the government seized her passport".

Nichols cast doubt on the government's side of the story, and as for the alleged confession, he said, "The bigger issue is: Was my client interrogated without her attorney?"

On Thursday, Winner will be back in federal court to find out whether she will be granted bond.

Victor did not enter a plea in her initial appearance Monday. "She's going to be made an example of". She went to Pluribus International in December after getting out of the military.

"She will be entering a plea of not guilty", Titus Nichols told ABC News. "By sheer numbers, more and more incidents will be result of contractor activity". "She volunteers. She does whatever she can to make the community, and the world better", said Winner-Davis. She may have broken the law out of a higher sense of moral obligation, but - as we have written with respect to mega-leakers Edward Snowden and Julian Assange - a nation can not look the other way when random individuals take it upon themselves to reveal state secrets. Numerous accounts claim to be run by agency employees unhappy with Trump. "I never termed her as a political activist at all, ever". "I don't know how to explain it".

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