November U.S. Presidential Election: Low Risk of Attack

According to a security report, the November U.S. Presidential Election could be attacked to diminish voter confidence.

U.S. intelligence and security agencies are trying to prepare election officials for a wave of new attacks against the U.S. presidential election.

This offensive would be aimed at destroying voter confidence in the November presidential election.

In fact, a number of reports warn that some known adversaries are beginning to intensify their efforts.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), along with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the FBI, issued a new warning Wednesday that “the usual suspects” – Russia, China and Iran – are looking for ways to stoke tensions and divide American voters.

The three countries, according to the guidance, are “leveraging influence operations that exploit perceived sociopolitical divisions to undermine confidence in U.S. democratic institutions.”

The new guide warned that the three countries are using fake online accounts and various proxies, including state-sponsored media organizations, to spread disinformation and sow doubt.

But the attack on the November U.S. presidential election includes enemies beyond the border.

November U.S. Presidential Election: Low Risk of Attack

Well, he also warned that Russia, China and Iran are using real people, including social media influencers, “to promote, consciously or unconsciously, their narratives.”

“The electoral process is the golden thread of American democracy, which is why our foreign adversaries are deliberately targeting our electoral infrastructure with their influence operations,” said Cait Conley, senior advisor to CISA.

The most recent guide, posted on CISA’s website, warns that in addition to resorting to familiar tactics, Russia, China and Iran will likely employ new tricks to try to confuse U.S. voters in the November presidential election, a tactic that would motivate distrust.


The guide also warned that Iran could try to employ “hack-and-leak” cyber attacks on the United States, using lessons learned from similar operations against Israel in recent months.

And he said Russia and China have separately tried to cause alarm among voters by disseminating fake documents purporting to show evidence of security incidents that affected physical buildings or computer systems.

“China has always adhered to non-interference in other countries’ internal affairs,” Liu Pengyu, spokesman for the Chinese embassy in Washington, said in an e-mail to VOA.

The Russian effort so far, the report said, “employs a combination of 2020 themes with a renewed focus on undermining U.S. support for Ukraine.”

Microsoft further warned that Russia, China and Iran have “leveraged some form of generative AI [artificial intelligence] to create content since last summer.”

Violence or threats against the November presidential election could target government officials, voters, and staff and infrastructure.

It could include polling places, ballot box locations, voter registration sites, campaign events, political party offices and vote counting sites.

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