US election day faces specter of cyberattacks

Don’t be surprised if hackers make their presence felt on U.S. Election Day. Distributed denial-of-service attacks and high-profile leaks are among the tactics they might use if they try to influence Tuesday’s vote. Cybersecurity experts stress it would be incredibly difficult to hack the U.S. election . The system itself is distributed across the country over thousands of voting jurisdictions , making it hard to tamper with on a wide scale. But hackers could still attempt to sow chaos on Election Day in other ways. The tools and infrastructure to do so are already in place.

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