Russian hackers have launched a full on assault against the Democrat establishment. They must really love Donald Trump, as the Democrat National Committee was hacked, leading to the resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz – and they’re just getting started. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has promised to release more of Hillary’s “missing” emails, which has a number of Democrats panicked that there could be an October Surprise for Hillary’s campaign. If even Democrats are afraid of what might be in their contents, they must be really bad.
Now, hackers are targeting the November election directly.
The FBI is urging U.S. election officials to increase computer security after it uncovered evidence that hackers have targeted two state election databases in recent weeks, according to a confidential advisory.
The warning was in an Aug. 18 flash alert from the FBI’s Cyber Division. Reuters obtained a copy of the document.
U.S. intelligence officials have become increasingly worried that hackers sponsored by Russia or other countries may attempt to disrupt the November presidential election.
The FBI warning did not identify the two states targeted by cyber intruders, but Yahoo News said sources familiar with the document said it referred to Arizona and Illinois, whose voter registration systems were penetrated.
Citing a state election board official, Yahoo News said the Illinois voter registration system was shut down for 10 days in late July after hackers downloaded personal data on up to 200,000 voters.
The Arizona attack was more limited and involved introducing malicious software into the voter registration system, Yahoo News quoted a state official as saying. No data was removed in that attack, the official said.
If this disrupts the election, it’ll be the first time a form of voter fraud aided the Republican Party, I suppose. Just the other day, Donald Trump warned of a “rigged” election, and recruited volunteers to monitor polling places to protect against it. It looks like he’s also found an unlikely ally in Russia’s hackers when it comes to de-rigging this election.
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