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FBI: Common scanning tools used to target state election systems

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Aug 29, 2016.

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    An FBI memo citing information released by MS-ISAC (Multi-State Information Sharing Analysis Center) says that foreign actors are using common scanning tools to locate vulnerable election systems. There is evidence to suggest, but not conclusively prove, that at least two incidents are connected to these scans.

    The Memo:

    The Amber TLP memo, which was leaked to the press, is a need-to-know memo circulated by the FBI. The source of the leak isn't known.

    The leaked memo focuses on information shared by MS-ISAC concerning the July 2016 data breach at a state election website. Further, the memo goes on to say that a second attempt was made in August 2016 on a separate election website. While the targeted election websites are not named, evidence suggests that the memo is referencing the incidents in Illinois and Arizona.

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