Election officials report spike in foreign hacking attempts: report

November 6, 2018

Via: The Hill

Hackers have attempted to breach U.S. election systems more than 160 times since August, according to a federal election threats report viewed by The Boston Globe.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reports show that foreign hackers have made dozens of new pushes to try to access U.S. election systems, like voter registration databases, in the weeks ahead of Tuesday’s elections, the Globe reported on Monday.

Officials have publicly said that they have been able to prevent cyberattacks on election systems.

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