FBI warns of possible state election-system hacks

Author: Eric Tucker - August 29, 2016 - Updated: August 29, 2016

The FBI is warning state officials to boost their election security in light of evidence that hackers breached related data systems in two states. In a confidential "flash" alert from its cyber division, first reported by Yahoo News and posted online by others, the FBI said it's investigating the pair of incidents and advised states to scan their systems for specific signs of hacking.

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Eric Tucker

Eric Tucker

Eric Tucker covers the Justice Department for The Associated Press.