Iran-Linked Hackers Broke Into Election Website

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  • A senior military cyber official has said that hackers working for Iran broke into a U.S. city’s website ahead of the 2020 election, with the possible intention of altering the unofficial vote counts shown on election day.
  • The hackers were members of a hacker group that cybersecurity company CrowdStrike calls “Pioneer Kitten” and are likely to be contractors working for Iran who specialize in gaining access to sensitive systems.
  • U.S. Cyber Command worked to get the news of the attack on the U.S. city’s networks declassified specifically to present that information at the RSA Conference, a cybersecurity industry event. Read More

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