Report: U.S. Cyber Force Cut Internet Access To Russian ‘Troll Factory’

U.S. cybersecurity agents blocked the Internet access of a Russian firm that intelligence agencies believed was trying to influence the 2018 U.S. midterm elections, The Washington Post reported on February 26.

Citing unnamed security officials, the daily reported that U.S. Cyber Command cut off Internet access to the St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency, an operation that has come to be known as the Russian troll factory and that has been tied to efforts to influence elections in Europe and the United States — including the 2016 U.S. presidential election.