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US Officials Blame Election Data Theft on Russian APT Group

October 23, 2020

U.S. intelligence officials say a Russia-backed hacking group has compromised some state and local government computer systems since at least September and stolen election-related data. So far, however, the attackers do not appear to have attempted to otherwise interfere with or disrupt those networks.

The attacks were described Thursday by the FBI and the Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency, just one day after U.S. government officials warned of increased cyber activity by Iran and Russia focused on the Nov. 3 presidential election.

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