If I were a nation state looking to ferment chaos in the USA, which candidate would I attempt to back?…:
Chinese government-linked hackers have been targeting U.S. election infrastructure ahead of the 2020 presidential election, White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien warned on Sunday.
O’Brien’s comments appeared to go beyond a statement released on Friday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence which said China ‘has been expanding its influence efforts,’ and that Russia was already trying to undercut Democratic candidate Joe Biden. But did not specifically accuse Beijing of hacking attempts against U.S. election-related systems.
‘They’d like to see the President lose,’ O’Brien said on CBS’ Face the Nation. ‘China – like Russia, like Iran – they’ve engaged in cyberattacks and phishing and that sort of thing with respect to our election infrastructure, with respect to websites and that sort of thing.’