Russia, Iran have obtained some voter registration data, aiming to interfere in the U.S. election. In a press conference, FBI Director Christopher Wray said the agency is “working closely with our intelligence community partners, as well as our other federal, state, and local partners, to share information, bolster security, and identify and disrupt any threats.”
What does this mean for voting in the election. Not much.
Both countries worked to interject their agenda into U.S. politics four years ago and has been noted by the intelligence community several times. The most damage either country could do may come by way of influence.
“The hacking of our mind and our hearts and how we think about voting or not voting at all. That may be worse,” the CEO of Fortalice Solutions and cyber security expert Theresa Payton stressed.
Even though the FBI held a press conference to make people aware of what the foreign powers plans to do, not a lot is known about what information they have in their possession.
“There’s a lot of unanswered question here,” Payton said. “What kind of data? Where did they steal it from? We know it’s available to the public, but was it appended to other data?”
Listen to the entire interview with Theresa Payton on the Bo Thompson Morning Show below.