Russian hackers targeting dozens of state, local networks: U.S. – National

U.S. officials said Thursday that Russian hackers have targeted the networks of dozens of state and local governments in the United States in recent days, stealing data from at least two servers. The warning, less than two weeks before the election, amplified fears of the potential for tampering with the vote and undermining confidence […]

Russia targeting Biden, voter confidence ahead of U.S. election: FBI – National

WASHINGTON – FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday warned that Russia is interfering in the 2020 U.S. presidential elections with a steady stream of misinformation aimed at Democrat Joe Biden as well as sapping Americans’ confidence in the election process. Read more: Whistleblower’s claims on Russian election interference fits Trump administration pattern Moscow is […]

Russian hackers increase targeting of U.S. political groups: Microsoft – National

The same Russian military intelligence outfit that hacked the Democrats in 2016 has attempted similar intrusions into the computer systems of more than 200 organizations including political parties and consultants, Microsoft said Thursday. Those efforts reflect a broader increase in targeting of U.S. political campaigns and related groups, the company said. “What we’ve seen […]