National: DHS Secretary: No election day cyberattacks | CyberScoop

November 15, 2016

Despite warnings during the that there might be attempts by Russian hackers to disrupt or even influence the outcome of U.S. elections, authorities on high alert across the country last week detected no major cyber attacks or untoward online activity directed at election infrastructure, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Monday. “In connection with the election, we did not see anything that I would characterize as significant,” he told the Bloomberg Next forum in D.C., “There were minor incidents of the type that people might expect, but nothing of significance.”
In August, Johnson very publicly warned the 9,000-plus state and local authorities which run U.S. national elections that there might be online attacks or cyber-espionage aimed at disrupting the election — although he also expressed the conviction that the results could not be impacted as even electronic voting machines were not connected to the internet.

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