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Officials on alert for potential cyber threats after a quiet Election Day

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Nov
2020
Officials on alert for potential cyber threats after a quiet Election Day

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Election officials are cautiously declaring victory after no reports of major cyber incidents on Election Day.

“After millions of Americans voted, we have no evidence any foreign adversary was capable of preventing Americans from voting or changing vote tallies,” Christopher Krebs, the director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said in a statement Wednesday.

But the long shadow of 2016, when the U.S. fell victim to extensive Russian interference, has those same officials on guard for potential attacks as key battleground states tally up remaining ballots.

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