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U.S. Midterm Elections Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks, Experts Fear

  • First real test of election security since 2016 comes Tuesday
  • A ‘large majority’ of county websites susceptible to hacking
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Control Risks' Fitzsimmons Discusses Cybersecurity for U.S. Election, Businesses

U.S. cybersecurity experts are bracing for possible attempts to attack the midterm election by Russia or another adversary hoping to engineer a disruption that casts doubt on the integrity of the vote.

Interference may range from altering websites used by state and local election authorities, to spreading propaganda through social media, to hacking at polling places intended to complicate the casting of ballots.