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‘Perception Hacks’ and Other Potential Threats to the Election

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In Georgia, a database that verifies voter signatures was locked up by Russian hackers in a ransomware attack that also dumped voters’ registration data online....
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Russia Poses Greater Election Threat Than Iran, Many U.S. Officials Say

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WASHINGTON — While senior Trump administration officials said this week that Iran has been actively interfering in the presidential election, many intelligence officials said they...
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Race for Coronavirus Vaccine Pits Spy Against Spy

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WASHINGTON — Chinese intelligence hackers were intent on stealing coronavirus vaccine data, so they looked for what they believed would be an easy target. Instead...
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The Latest U.S. Tool to Fight Election Meddling: Text Messages

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WASHINGTON — The United States government on Thursday became, for a brief moment, one of the biggest and perhaps most annoying telemarketers in Russia. Seeking...