The Director of the National centre for counterintelligence and security of the United States William Evanina July 24 said the threat of foreign intervention in the election of the President of the United States, which is scheduled for November 3, reports “Voice of America”.
“Today we see as our adversaries seek to compromise the private communications of political campaigns, candidates and other political goals. Our enemies also seek to endanger our electoral infrastructure, and we continue to monitor malicious cybersphere trying to access the networks of state and Federal networks, including those responsible for the administration of the elections”, – he stressed.
Of a foreign state, the statement said, continue to use measures of influence in social and traditional media, trying to influence the preferences of the voters of the United States to change U.S. policy, to increase strife and undermine the credibility of the American democratic process. Among these countries, the Central intelligence calls China, Russia and Iran.
Service says that China is trying to influence the political situation in the United States, to put pressure on politicians who, in his opinion, oppose the interests of China. Russia in turn tries to “weaken US and reduce their global role”, spreading disinformation in the States to undermine confidence in the democratic process and vilify those whom Moscow considers anti – “establishment” in America.
Iran’s efforts, according to the center, are centered around the spread of misinformation and anti-American content in social networks.
“American society must play its role in securing the elections, particularly in maintaining vigilance against foreign influence. On the most fundamental level, we urge Americans to be critical of the consumption of the information to check sources before you do repost or distribute messages, follow the rules of tiberghien and media literacy, as well as to inform the authorities about suspicious activities associated with the elections”, – said Evanina.
In October 2016 the United States government officially accused Russia of hacking into the servers of American political parties, and meddling in the presidential election process in the country. In December, the CIA concluded that Russia interfered in the elections to help the Republican Donald Trump to win. Russia denies the accusations.