It’s almost certain that hostile foreign hackers will try to disrupt and sow confusion around the pivotal U.S. elections in 2020, whether they’re hunkered down in bunkers in Belarus, drab office buildings in the Moscow suburbs, living rooms in Tehran, or warehouses in Beijing. And they’ll bring their A-game.
The question is, How well prepared is the U.S. to counter and contain those attacks? And the answer is: Be scared, very scared.
The U.S. government has almost certainly not learned its lesson in the wake of the large-scale attack on election systems in 2016, and by the smaller-scale activity around the 2018 midterm elections, say election experts and cybersecurity researchers.
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