Hackers targeting election networks across country in lead up to midterms – The Boston Globe

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“Reports from the last two weeks show states have flagged dozens of new attempts by foreign hackers to penetrate their systems, steal voter data, and access e-mail accounts. Investigators have been able to draw connections between several of the attempted hacks in different states, according to a Nov. 1 DHS bulletin.

The hackers’ recent targets and methods, documents show, are similar to those of the Russian efforts around the 2016 election.”

Hackers targeting election networks across country in lead up to midterms – The 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.

The hackers have targeted voter registration databases, election officials, and networks across the country, from counties in the Southwest to a city government in the Midwest, according to Department of Homeland Security election threat reports reviewed by the Globe. The agency says publicly all the recent attempts have been prevented or mitigated, but internal documents show hackers have had “limited success.”

The recent incidents, ranging from injections of malicious computer code to a massive number of bogus requests for voter registration forms, have not been publicly disclosed until now.

Federal agencies have logged more than 160 reports of suspected meddling in US 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.