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Feds Log 160 Attempts to Hack the Midterms

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Boston Globe: “Hackers have ramped up their efforts to meddle with the country’s election infrastructure in the weeks leading up to Tuesday’s midterms, sparking a raft of investigations into election interference, internal intelligence documents show. … Federal agencies have logged more than 160 reports of suspected meddling in U.S. elections since Aug. 1, documents show. The pace of suspicious activity has picked up in recent weeks — up to 10 incidents each day — and officials are on high alert.”

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Majority Says Trump Not Protecting U.S. Elections

60%

A new CNN poll finds 72% of Americans are concerned about foreign government interference in U.S. elections generally, including 90% of Democrats, 68% of independents and 53% of Republicans. Meanwhile, 60% say they are not confident President Trump is doing enough to prevent foreign countries from influencing future American elections.

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Hackers Broke Into Voting Machines in Minutes

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“Hackers at at a competition in Las Vegas were able to successfully breach the software of U.S. voting machines in just 90 minutes on Friday, illuminating glaring security deficiencies in America’s election infrastructure,” The Hill reports.

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Most Don’t Think Russian Hacks Affected Election Outcome

59%

Of Americans said they don’t think Russian hacking made a difference in the presidential election, while 32% believe Moscow helped elect Donald Trump, according to a Fox News poll.

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Putin Directed Russian Hack Attacks

Two senior officials with direct access to the information say new intelligence shows that Putin personally directed how hacked material from Democrats was leaked and otherwise used. The intelligence came from diplomatic sources and spies working for U.S. allies… What began as a ‘vendetta’ against Hillary Clinton morphed into an effort to show corruption in American politics and to ‘split off key American allies by creating the image that [other countries] couldn’t depend on the U.S. to be a credible global leader anymore.

NBC News