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‘Malicious cyber-actors’ have recently scanned state systems
So far, 21 states have contacted the FBI for assistance
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is urging state and local election officials to seek assistance from the federal government to fend off cyberattacks that could be used to manipulate the results of the November presidential elections.
The agency is ready to provide any assistance to help states secure their systems, if they request it, Jeh Johnson, the secretary of homeland security, said in a statement Saturday. Threats are rising that criminals will use cyberattacks to try to disrupt the administration of U.S. elections, the agency said.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is emphasizing some alarming things about State election systems getting cyber-attacked and hacked.
Apparently the FBI is investigating some and the DHS is saying they can help.
originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: xuenchen
I'll bet they already have a contractor all lined up to take care of it too?
Oh yea, this smells of tyrannical Ponzi scheme already!