The U.S. has put measures into place that is reported to stop Russia from hacking into emails that could influence the upcoming presidential election, reports NBC News.
Back in July, it was reported that Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook said that Russian state-sponsored hackers may have hacked the Democratic Party’s network and email system in an attempt to help Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
…experts are now saying that the Russians are releasing these emails for the purpose of actually helping Donald Trump…that’s disturbing.
But could Russia really be looking into hacking the U.S. presidential elections?
U.S. President Barack Obama has admitted that the White House has been the target of hacking incidents while adding that the state of cybersecurity “throughout the government, in general.”
U.S. President Barack Obama was in Spain during a diplomatic visit when he spoke about the state of cybersecurity in the U.S. state department, White House and the wider government, as revealed by Reuters.
Speaking on Sunday, he stated:
There are legitimate concerns around how information travels in the State department.
It has to do with the volumes of information transmitted, who has access to them, concerns about cyberattacks and cyber security and I’m concerned about [...]
President Obama used his historic appearance at the South By Southwest (SXSW) festival Friday in Austin, Texas to expound on the importance of innovation, making a point of not taking a side in the Apple/FBI conflict over accessing the data in the smartphone used in the San Bernardino terrorist attack. He said he could not make an official statement on the conflict at this time.
He did, however, address the question of how to find a balance between privacy and security.Obama Sees Balance Needed
“We can’t take an absolutist view on this,” he said, recognizing both sides of the argument, according to a transcript of the remarks provided by Fortune Magazine.