State hit by largest sustained Election Day cyberattack warns ‘it’s only going to get worse’

Mark Albert reports:

The longest sustained cyberattack against election websites in America on Election Day did not affect any votes but caused disruptions to voters’ efforts to determine their polling locations and access other information, Michael Watson, Mississippi’s secretary of state, said in his first interview about the attack.

Watson, the state’s top election administrator, told Hearst Television’s National Investigative Unit in an exclusive interview that the distributed denial-of-service attack, known as DDoS, used multiple spoofed addresses to surge bogus traffic to the webpages, causing an outage that stretched for hours on Election Day.

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