Why Russia May Have Stepped Up Its Hacking Game

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Gen. Paul Nakasone, the National Security Agency director, told NPR ahead of the 2020 elections that the U.S. was “going to expand our insights of our adversaries. … We’re going to know our adversaries better than they know themselves.” Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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Back in November, Kevin Mandia, CEO of the cybersecurity firm FireEye, opened his mailbox to find an anonymous postcard. It had a simple cartoon on the front. “Hey look, Russians,” it read. “Putin did it.”

He might not have given it a second thought were it not for one thing: His company

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