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Obama administration is close to announcing measures to punish Russia for election interference

The Obama administration is close to announcing a series of measures to punish Russia for its interference in the 2016 presidential election, including economic sanctions and diplomatic censure, according to U.S. officials. The administration is finalizing the details, which also are expected to include covert action that will probably involve cyber-operations, the officials said. An…

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DHS Chief: Hackers Could Infiltrate Voting System

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday he is increasingly concerned that hackers could infiltrate the nation’s electoral system and said the Obama administration is considering ways to bolster it from attacks. With an increasing number of voting machines using wireless technology to collect and tabulate votes, the risk of cyber attacks has grown significantly,…

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