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Wary of Election Hacks, U.S. Urges States to Get Security Help

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posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 12:49 PM
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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.

What if this is widespread and somehow hijacks or alters some election results?

Is this even possible or is it just another election campaign trick?

Wary of Election Hacks, U.S. Urges States to Get Security Help


‘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.






posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 01:06 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen


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.

Oooh, the plot thickens. Forget the fix is already in, the results predetermined. I bet the Ministry of Truth is concerned, about Joe Blow figuring that out.

Sounds like a psyop. Did they invent the other headline, 'Russia hacks DNC', too?



posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 01:17 PM
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Something smells very, very bad with all of this. DHS is an agency under Obama's control and direction, and it is clear that DHS has marching orders to take control of the federal elections away from the individual States. I have read some response from various individual State authorities who have the US Constitution firmly in hand and shaking with barely concealed outrage at the notion of federal or DHS control of elections in each State. It simply reads like a plan from Team Obama to do what they can to take control under the guise of the usual "Be Afraid. Be. Very. Afraid."



posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 01:38 PM
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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!



posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 01:47 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

could this be related to the internet transition last night?



posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 01:54 PM
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Maybe the U.S. should ask Afghanistan for help?

They "taught" them how to democrazy after all...
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posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 01:54 PM
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originally posted by: gmoneystunt
a reply to: xuenchen

could this be related to the internet transition last night?



Possibly.




posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 01:56 PM
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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!





Maybe some of these....

Top five U.S. defense contractors bungle commercial cybersecurity market opportunity




posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 02:05 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

something isn't right here. Trust me it's not your thread. Then add hacking. S & F



posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 02:20 PM
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Clinton called for the U.S. to “lead the world in setting the rules in cyberspace.”

“If America doesn’t, others will,” she said.
thehill.com...

hmmm. I am bit warry about elections. Do cheaters always win?



posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 02:30 PM
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"Foxes concerned with security of hen house. Hens request Foxes to assist."

Isn't DHS the same org that can barely handle a glorified ticket line at our nations airport?



posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 02:36 PM
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posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 02:59 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

under appreciated thread for sure. Hillary Clinton Backs Obama's Internet Takeover to win election



posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 03:49 PM
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i hope it all goes horribly wrong and obama gets to stay around a little longer....



posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 04:47 PM
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Sounds like Trump's Russian handlers are working overtime to bring this election in. Election 2016- brought to you by Gazprom.



posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 07:09 PM
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Saw something about this on the news. "We" are afraid Russia will hack the election


Really? Russia? So we need DHS and everybody else all over this?

I guess so. Never mind it could much more easily be someone here vastly more concerned about the outcome. The two party's themselves for example. Past that, the the pack of likely suspects thins dramatically.



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