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Russia Troll Farm Hijacked American Teen Girls’ Computers for Likes

Online propaganda was phase one. Then came hijacking computers. The Kremlin-linked Russian troll farm known as the Internet Research Agency took an ominous detour into malware distribution in the middle of the 2016 presidential campaign, targeting teenage girls in the U.S. with a Chrome plug-in that pulled their browsers into a crude botnet, according to an analysis by The Daily Beast and outside security experts.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Daily Beast

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