Over the weekend, it was reported that a computer system the Clinton Campaign was using was breached allegedly by Russian hackers. The FBI is now trying to ascertain whether or not it was routine spying, or direct attempt by Russia to interfere with the American presidential campaign. Security Experts commented below.
Tim Erlin, Senior Director of IT Security and Risk Strategy at Tripwire:
“Whether intentionally or not, these attackers are interfering in the presidential election. It can be difficult to accurately attribute cyber attacks to a specific group or country, and determining that multiple attacks came from the same attacker is doubly challenging. The American voter is learning more about the technology behind running a campaign than we
might have expected.
Michael Patterson, CEO at Plixer:
“After having her email server hacked prior to this event, I’m sure Hillary’s team took additional security measures to protect confidential information. Clearly it wasn’t enough. We all need to remember that anything and everything
that is connected to the Internet can be hacked. Some information just doesn’t belong on the Internet.”