Hackers could gain access to US election support systems

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Hackers may have gained access to computer support systems for the US elections, but there is no evidence that they were able to use them. This was reported by the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on Friday, October 9.

According to the department, recent malicious activity has been directed against government networks at the federal, state and territory levels. At the moment, the agency is not sure that these targets were chosen due to the proximity of information about the elections, but the risk for information about the elections in government networks remains, writes RIA Novosti.

According to preliminary data, we are talking about some kind of threat from unnamed persons who used old and new vulnerabilities in the Windows Netlogon authentication service for their own purposes. Presumably, the hackers used a tactic of combining these vulnerabilities in attacks on a network or application.

On September 10, Microsoft accused hackers from Russia, China and Iran of cyberattacks against the campaign headquarters of the incumbent US President Donald Trump and his rival Joe Biden.

On July 16, it was reported that hackers hacked into the twitter account of former US Vice President Joe Biden, who is officially the Democratic candidate for the presidential election. In addition, the personal pages of the entrepreneur, the head of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk, the founder of Microsoft Bill Gates, the head of Amazon Jeff Bezos, the financier Warren Buffett, the former US President Barack Obama and others were subjected to a cyber attack. The cybercriminals also attacked the accounts of Apple and Uber.

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