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FBI Warns of Cyberattacks on State Election Boards

FBI Warns of Cyberattacks on State Election BoardsThe FBI is warning all states to tighten security measures related to their online election systems after hackers successfully infiltrated one state board of election and targeted another, ABC News has confirmed. “The FBI is requesting that states contact their Board of Elections and determine if any similar activity … has been detected,” the agency’s cyber division said in a bulletin recently sent to private-industry partners across the country. In late June, an “unknown actor scanned a state’s Board of Election website for vulnerabilities” and, after identifying a security gap, exploited the vulnerability to conduct a “data exfiltration,” the FBI said in its Aug. 18 “flash” bulletin.

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