The U.S. government is gearing up for an unprecedented effort to protect Tuesday’s presidential election from cyber attack, U.S. officials told NBC News. The question on everyone’s mind is protecting from who?
American officials are worried Russia will use its cyber capabilities to try to disrupt the presidential election itself, possibly by releasing fake documents and creating bogus social media accounts designed to spread misinformation.
On Friday the hacker known as “Guccifer 2.0,” which U.S. officials say is a front for Russian intelligence , tweeted a threat to monitor the U.S. elections “from inside the system.” This being revealed President Obama is going to have hundreds of monitoring areas that can possibly be compromised.
Now the only other question is who is going to monitor the voter fraud, ballot stuffing and strong arm intimidation going on in areas of the country, all,curiously enough to help the election of one Hillary Clinton. I as of this writing have not heard of any such instance favoring Donald Trump. I hope the President has this concern attended to as well.
What do you think?