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Kim Zetter      

Award-Winning Investigative Journalist & Author of "Countdown to Zero Day"

Kim Zetter is an award-winning investigative journalist who has covered cybersecurity and national security for more than a decade, most notably for WIRED, where she wrote for thirteen years, and more recently for the New York Times Magazine, Politico, Washington Post, Motherboard, and Yahoo News. She has been voted one of the top ten security journalists in the country by security professionals and her journalism peers. She has broken numerous national stories about NSA and FBI surveillance, nation-state hacking attacks, the Russian sabotage of Ukraine's power grid and its use of that country as a testing ground for other attacks, the hacker underground and election security. She wrote a ground-breaking three part series on the hacking and carding underground in 2007, which provided an inside look for the first time at online criminal forums through the eyes of a grifter who ran a forum undercover for the FBI. In 2010 she broke the story about the arrest of Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning for stealing millions of government documents and providing them to WikiLeaks. She's considered one of the leading experts on election hacking and in 2018 authored a New York Times Magazine cover story on the crisis of election security. Zetter is also an expert on cyber warfare and wrote an acclaimed book on the topic (Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon), which tells the true story of a covert operation conducted by the U.S., Israel and Dutch intelligence to unleash an offensive cyberattack against Iran's nuclear program. The destruction caused by Stuxnet, along with economic sanctions, is credited with helping to bring Iran to the negotiating table.

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How Close Did Russia Really Come to Hacking the 2016 Election ...

An illustration of a woman voting at a voting machine, and the cord forms the shape of the Moscow Cathedral | Illustration by SĂ©bastien Thibault. By KIM ZETTER.

Intel Fixes a Security Flaw It Said Was Repaired 6 Months Ago - The ...

By Kim Zetter. Published Nov. 12, 2019 Updated Nov. 19, 2019. Last May, when Intel released a patch for a group of security vulnerabilities researchers had ...

Why vote-by-mail may not save our elections from the virus' disruption

... that aren't sufficiently prepared would introduce new risks and avenues for disruption | George Frey/Getty Images. By KIM ZETTER. 03/17/2020 06:50 PM EDT.

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