There have also been ‘scanning activities,’ which could be preludes to attacks
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has found more attempts to hack the voter registration systems of states, ahead of national elections.
The agency had reportedly found evidence in August that foreign hackers had breached state election databases in Illinois and Arizona, but it appears that there have been other attempts as well, besides frequent scanning activities, which the FBI describes as preludes for possible hacking attempts.
Britain is seeing about 70 sophisticated cyber espionage operations a month against government or industry networks, British intelligence has told the BBC.
GCHQ director Sir Iain Lobban said business secrets were being stolen on an “industrial scale”. Continue reading