No Election Day Hacks Reported; Cyber Defenders on Alert for New Threats
U.S. election day came and went without a sniff of a cyber attack — but cybersecurity officials remain wary of a post-election barrage from foreign operatives.
US Election Cybersecurity: CISA Virtual War Room Counters Attacks, Report Says
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) CISA wing builds election day virtual war room to alert state and local voting officials of cyber intrusion attempts by foreign adversaries, report says.
Report: Hackers Steal $2.3 Million from Wisconsin GOP’s Trump Re-Election Campaign
Hackers stole some $2.3 million from the Republican Party of Wisconsin’s campaign to re-elect President Trump, a report said.
Hacking Voting Systems Officially a Federal Crime, Trump Signs Bill
Legislation declaring hacking both foreign and domestic into voting systems a federal crime has been signed into law by President Trump.
Delaware Gov Activates National Guard Cybersecurity Squad to Support 2020 Election
Governor John Carney recently activated Delaware’s National Guard 166th special Cyberspace Operations Squadron to help protect the state’s voting infrastructure for the 2020 elections.
Russia, Iran Email Campaigns Target U.S. Presidential Election
Russia & Iran have both tried to interfere with the 2020 presidential election, U.S. Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe warns.
Report: Majority of U.S. States, Territories Vulnerable to Potential Voting Hacks
Most U.S. states & territories have IT infrastructures vulnerable to cyber breaches, SecurityScorecard report says. Votings systems are at risk.
U.S. Grabs 92 Domains Controlled by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard
The United States has seized 92 domain names allegedly used by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard (IRG) to conduct a global disinformation campaign targeting the upcoming elections, the Department of Justice said.
Microsoft Warns China, Iran, Russia Increasing Cyber Attacks on U.S. Elections
Hackers from China, Iran & Russia allegedly execute hundreds of cyber assaults on organizations & staffers associated with the election campaigns of President Trump & candidate Joe Biden, Microsoft reports.