DHS Under Secretary: China, Iran, Russia Risks to Cyber Security in Midterm Elections

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UPDATED 12:30 PM PT — Sat. Oct. 20, 2018

U.S. national security agencies are sounding the alarm amid ongoing cyberattacks from oversees in the run-up to the midterm elections.

On Friday, DHS under Secretary Chris Krebs says he sees “continued and persistent attempts” by China, Iran, and Russia to use social media to meddle in the U.S. elections.

A view of a business centre building known as the so-called “troll factory’s” new office in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. The troll farm, the Internet Research Agency, is one of a web of companies allegedly controlled by Yevgeny Prigozhin, who has reported ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

According to Krebs, so far there hasn’t been a breach like the 2016 Presidential election, but he’s not ruling out the possibility.

This comes after the President slammed China for attempting to meddle in the midterms, after it was revealed the Chinese government placed an ad containing anti-Trump propaganda in an Iowa newspaper.