Russian hackers can’t change your vote, says top White House security adviser

Shant Shahrigian, New York Daily News
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Russian hackers who targeted state and local governments can’t actually change votes, according to White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien.

“There’s nothing they can do to ... change your vote or to stop you from voting,” he said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “We’re monitoring things very carefully.”

He was discussing a series of cyberattacks the feds disclosed last week.

A Russian government-backed group known as “Berserk Bear,” among other monikers, took data from at least two servers while targeting “dozens” of state and local governments, the Department of Homeland Security stated Thursday.

“We got a hold of them early on because we’ve got great cyber folks and and we put a stop to it,” O’Brien said.

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