U.S. intel chief sees continued concern on cyber threats to U.S. elections

September 4, 2018 20:39
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The US director of national intelligence said on Tuesday he remained concerned about cyber threats emanating from several countries against the upcoming US elections, without naming any particular countries.

Dan Coats, the intelligence director, said in a speech at the Intelligence and National Security Summit in Maryland that this year's November midterm elections were threatened, as well as the 2020 presidential elections and beyond.

"Our interconnectedness makes it easier for our adversaries to use disruptive information operations to sow discord and to undermine our democracy and our values, as we have seen with foreign influence efforts by Russia and others," Coats said.

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