CYBER ATTACK WARNING ISSUED
A U.S. intelligence agency has issued a strong warning that attacks on the November elections are underway, according to KCRA 3 News.
Leaders at the U.S. National Counterintelligence and Security Center warned Friday that current and ongoing threats and attacks are targeting American campaigns, candidates, citizens and elections. The warning also names names, calling out China, Russia and Iran.
And it warns Americans that those and other adversaries are trying to manipulate them in a "direct threat to the fabric of our democracy."
The warning also urges Americans to check out sources of information before sharing or posting, use a critical eye and improve digital habits and media literacy.
Shortly after the announcement, senior Democratic leaders in Congress pressed the director of National Intelligence to go further and release more specifics, saying the election security warning "does not go nearly far enough in arming the American people with the knowledge they need."