The intelligence community and cybersecurity experts are in lockstep agreement that elections in the U.S. remain vulnerable to hacking and , like efforts deployed by Russia in 2016. But they warn that the threat from a broader range of diverse actors is also growing, posing a unique challenge for governments and corporations around the world.
These cyber-attackers are driven by a variety of motivations, says Andrea Little Limbago, the chief social scientist at data security firm Endgame. “As long as attackers find it in their best interests or find the motivation to want to have some sort of effect … they’re going to think about what they could do with that access,” she says. “Especially China, Russia, and Iran.”
Read more about the hackers targeting the US midterm election on CBS.