Hacking the Election: special report

Hackers had a chance to hamper voting by deleting records

In June, attackers managed to steal administrative login credentials from a county official in the U.S.

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The U.S. Capitol building in Washington.

Credit: Matt Wade

A U.S. cybersecurity monitor on Monday described another breach of a voter election system just after a leaked FBI report revealed two similar attacks.

In June, anonymous hackers stole administrative login credentials in an unnamed county that would have let them delete voter registration records and prevent citizens from casting ballots.

The information comes from the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), which monitors cyber attacks against state and local governments and shares information with the FBI. MS-ISAC is supported by the Department of Homeland Security.

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