By now you’ve probably seen the headlines around security breaches, but the latest news to come out of Washington D.C. has put the spotlight back on the very real security issues associated with the use of computers and other devices in our everyday lives.
Last month, an alleged cyberattack by the Russian government disrupted a number of the U.S. presidential elections, affecting the election’s outcome and the outcome of the popular vote.
While no group has claimed responsibility for the breach, it remains the focus of widespread media coverage.
This week, an Associated Press report suggested that the U,S.
intelligence community was aware of the Russian cyberattack before it was reported to the FBI and Congress.
According to the AP, a senior intelligence official told Congress that the intelligence community had “high confidence” that Russian intelligence services had breached “electronic voting machines” in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin.
In response to the report, the director of national intelligence said that the information in the AP report was “not accurate.”
According to an unnamed former senior intelligence officer in the intelligence agency who spoke to the Associated Press, this is what the intelligence agencies have said about the Russian attack.
He added that the Russian hackers were looking to influence the outcome in some way, but not in a specific way.
What we have learned so far:The AP story cites unnamed officials who claim the FBI, which has responsibility for investigating election security, knew about the cyberattack as early as April 2016, and that they were able to identify the attackers and track their activities.
In a statement issued to CNN, the FBI denied that it had any prior knowledge of the cyberattacks.
While the FBI was able to detect the Russian attacks, the agency was not aware of any physical or cyber intrusions against the election.
That’s because the FBI is responsible for conducting elections and other critical elections.
But the FBI also did not conduct any investigations or conduct any analysis or analyses of the malware used to breach the election systems, according to a senior FBI official.
In other words, the bureau didn’t know about the attacks until the AP reported them.
“There is no evidence that the FBI has been briefed on the nature of these attacks, and it’s possible the bureau would not have been able to respond to the threat, if it had been known at the time,” the FBI official said.
The FBI official added that they would have been “likely” to notify state election officials of the intrusion if they had known about it.
In fact, the AP story also states that the CIA, FBI, and National Security Agency were not aware that Russian hackers had targeted the election until after the AP published its story.
It also claims that the DNC had not detected any intrusions until after WikiLeaks released hacked emails from the party, and then the DNC said they were not able to confirm the breach until after a congressional committee investigating the 2016 election released its findings.
But the AP article also states the Russian Government was responsible for the cybercrime, and the FBI did not have the means to prevent it.
And according to the CIA official, the Russians “may have” tried to influence a presidential election in a number the U