Election Day 2022 Saw Only Minor DDoS Attacks That Did Not Affect Voting Integrity
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DDoS attacks against election offices and campaigns temporarily knocked their sites offline during yesterday’s voting, but none of the efforts have threatened the integrity of the vote, a senior official at the US government’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said.
A DDoS attack took down the Mississippi secretary of state’s office, and officials there are “working on mitigations,” the official said. The pro-Russian Cyber Army of Russia took credit for this attack.
At the same time, however, poll workers around the country were increasingly worried about their physical safety, concerned that a wave of online conspiracy theories accusing election administrators of rigging the vote would inspire violence against them. In the three months leading up to Tuesday’s vote, online conversations about “violence agai…
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