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.