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The Info Ops Unit at GRU, Not the Technical Hacking Unit, Hacked the State Boards of Election Servers

The GRU indictment suggests a division of labor between the two GRU units cited in the hack: Unit 26165 did the technical hacking, whereas Unit 74455 did the information operations. If that division of labor holds, it suggests the hacks of State Boards of Election and VR Systems in the days before the November 2016 election, which were done by Unit 74455, may have been designed as propaganda.