US Intelligence Records Several Attempts To Intercept Correspondence Of Election Campaigns From Abroad
US Intelligence Agencies record attempts to intercept e-mail and other communications of participants in the current US election campaigns from abroad, as well as intrusions into the national infrastructure intended for voting, according to a written statement released on Friday by the Director of the National center for counterintelligence and security of the United States, William Evanina.
At the same time, the document states that the primary concern of the American competent authorities is caused by the actions of Russia, China, and Iran in this plan.
"Today, we see our adversaries seeking to compromise the private communications of U.S. political campaigns, candidates and other political targets. Our adversaries also seek to compromise our election infrastructure, and we continue to monitor malicious cyber actors trying to gain access to U.S. state and federal networks, including those responsible for managing elections.," the statement reads. It was distributed under the heading "100 Days Until Election 2020." The US General election will take place on November 3.
"At this time, we’re primarily concerned with China, Russia and Iran -- although other nation states and non-state actors could also do harm to our electoral process. Our insights and judgments will evolve as the election season progresses," Evanina writes. The center he heads is part of the office of US Director of National intelligence John Ratcliffe.
US Intelligence Agencies have previously accused Russia of interfering in the 2016 US election. Moscow has repeatedly rejected such conclusions. Publicly, the US authorities have never presented any evidence of Russia's involvement in this kind of interference.