Cyber security has been at the center stage during the U.S. primaries and general elections this year. Without diving any further, several U.S. agencies were in the mix to investigate many high profile figures and defend the U.S. against foreign state sponsored attacks. One of the controversies that got a lot of people’s attention was that Russia allegedly trying to interfere to influence the U.S.’ presidential election outcome this year.
Several major media outlets published stories warning local states such as North Carolina, Florida, and so forth to cautiously ensure proper technology tools to prevent foreign hackers from manipulating their system to possibly change elections’ outcomes. In fact, things got escalated to a higher level as the U.S. formally accuses Russia of trying to infiltrate the Democratic Party organizations ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election. Today, Reuters’ Mark Hosenball, Dustin Volz and Jonathan Landay write “U.S. formally accuses Russian hackers of political cyber attacks,” amidst everything else already going on regarding emails and hacking. It comes to a point where cyber security should finally be regarded through the lens of serious concerns and not taking lightly as previously.
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