The FBI is warning state officials to boost their election security in light of evidence that hackers targeted related data systems in two states.
In a confidential “flash” alert from its cyber division, first reported by Yahoo News and posted online by others, the FBI said it’s investigating the pair of incidents and advised states to scan their systems for specific signs of hacking.
The FBI said Monday that it doesn’t comment on specific alerts, but added that it routinely sends out advisories to private industry about signs of cyber threats that it comes across in its investigations.
- FBI says state election boards targeted by hackers (techcrunch.com)
- FBI: Election Systems Hacked in 2 States (newser.com)
- FBI warns of possible state election-system hacks (trib.com)
- Concerned about hackers, FBI warns states about election security (pbs.org)