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Minnesota Prepares for Digital Threat to November Election

The list of precautions the state of Minnesota has taken to keep computer hackers from hijacking the November election stretches to two single-spaced pages: a cyber security team, a new outside election consultant and an encrypted internet transmission system. Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon and his staff say they feel confident that they have…

US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies before the House Select Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on April 11, 2013.  Clapper told Congress that cyberattacks and cyberspying are the leading threats to US security.     AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
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We Told You So: Foreign Hackers May Be Targeting Presidential Candidates: Spy Chief

Foreign hackers may have the campaigns of U.S. presidential candidates in their sights, the nation’s top intelligence official warned Wednesday. The FBI and Homeland Security are working with the campaigns to tighten security and prevent the cyber intruders from penetrating their defenses, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said. Clapper warned that there are likely…

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