So far, according to the new report, the government has not found any cyber intrusions that have falsified voter registration data or prevented the casting or counting of votes.
“All attempts tracked by the FBI and CISA have remained localized and blocked, minimally or slightly mitigated,” the agencies said.
Concerted effort: Thursday’s PSA is part of a recent campaign by CISA and the FBI to reassure the public that the electoral system is fundamentally protected from hackers.
On Tuesday, the two agencies called on the Americans Expect bad actors to take advantage of pandemic-related vote counting delays “By spreading disinformation including reports of voter suppression, cyberattacks on electoral infrastructure, election or election fraud and other problems.”
Questionable claim: The goal of the latest PSA is to explain why voters shouldn’t believe disinformation about hacks that steal votes when they see it. The unqualified promise that local officials’ support plans are resilient and that the election results are sacred is given the sophistication of the nation-state hackers and the inadequate security measures in many counties.