Things went off without a hitch….
Hear THAT media and Trump & Co.?
Although there were some isolated cyberattacks targeting state and local election websites during the 2022 midterms, a senior official with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency told reporters during a series of press calls on Tuesday that they observed “no specific or credible threat to disrupt election infrastructure or Election Day operations.”
“We’ve seen no activity that should cause anyone to question the security, integrity or resilience of our election infrastructure,” the senior CISA official added.
Ahead of the recent midterms, CISA worked closely with state and local jurisdictions to help officials successfully detect and deter cyber threats, as well as to better respond to threats of violence made against election officials. 14 states also activated their National Guard cybersecurity teams to help secure voting-related systems from digital intrusion.
These cybersecurity efforts proved largely successful this election, as CISA said it was only “checking a handful” of jurisdictions that reportedly experienced distributed denial-of-service—or DDoS—attacks, which attempt to disrupt access to websites and servers by overwhelming them with manipulated online traffic, often through the use of bots or a network of hijacked computers….
“When you have 8,800 individual election jurisdictions, you’re going to see a few issues arise,” the CISA official added. “We’ve seen a few of these today, as happens on every Election Day. None of this is out of the ordinary, and it’s really important that we all work to not make the normal out to be nefarious.”….