Russian military intelligence hackers, believed to be working within the Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU), tried to break into VR Systems, a company that sells voting registration equipment which was used in the 2016 election. That\u2019s what the NSA determined, according to a classified intelligence report which was leaked to The Intercept.An hour after The Intercept published the NSA document, the Justice Department announced charges against Reality Leigh Winner, a 25-year-old intelligence contractor working for Pluribus International Corporation in Georgia. She had only been working as a Pluribus contractor since Feb. 13. Winner, accused of \u201cremoving classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet,\u201d has been charged with Espionage Act.The leaked NSA document revealed that Russia attempted to interfere with the US election more than we previously knew. The \u201cTop Secret\u201d document states, \u201cRussian intelligence obtained and maintained access to elements of multiple US state or local electoral boards.\u201dAccording to The Intercept, the NSA is certain that GRU hackers \u201cexecuted cyber espionage operations against\u201d staff at VR Systems, \u201cevidently to obtain information on elections-related software and hardware solutions. \u2026 The actors likely used data obtained from that operation to \u2026 launch a voter registration-themed spear-phishing campaign targeting U.S. local government organizations.\u201dBarely an hour after the article went live, the FBI arrested Winner for the leak. The Intercept maintains that the NSA document was submitted anonymously, but the after reporters contacted the NSA for more information about the report, the NSA asked for a copy of the leaked document.According to the complaint (pdf), the NSA noticed \u201cpages of the intelligence reporting appeared to be folded and\/or creased, suggesting they had been printed and hand-carried out of a secure space.\u201d The NSA then conducted an internal audit, determining that six people printed the report. After examining their computers, the NSA learned that Winner was the only one of those six people who emailed The Intercept.The complaint states that on May 9, Winner printed the May 5 classified intelligence report. A few days later, she emailed it to The Intercept from her work computer. On June 3, the FBI questioned Winner at her Georgia home where she admitted being the leak. She was arrested and appeared in court on Monday, June 5.The Justice Department added:Once investigative efforts identified Winner as a suspect, the FBI obtained and executed a search warrant at her residence. According to the complaint, Winner agreed to talk with agents during the execution of the warrant. During that conversation, Winner admitted intentionally identifying and printing the classified intelligence reporting at issue despite not having a \u201cneed to know,\u201d and with knowledge that the intelligence reporting was classified. Winner further admitted removing the classified intelligence reporting from her office space, retaining it, and mailing it from Augusta, Georgia, to the news outlet, which she knew was not authorized to receive or possess the documents.In a DoJ statement, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein said, \u201cExceptional law enforcement efforts allowed us quickly to identify and arrest the defendant. Releasing classified material without authorization threatens our nation\u2019s security and undermines public faith in government. People who are trusted with classified information and pledge to protect it must be held accountable when they violate that obligation.\u201dWinner faces up to 10 years in prison. NBC reported that Winner faces one charge of \u201cgathering, transmitting or losing defense information.\u201d That charge, however, according to the New York Times, falls under the Espionage Act. This is the first leak case under President Donald Trump.