Hackers test defenses of Trump campaign websites before election

Hackers test defenses of Trump campaign websites before election

Cybersecurity firm, Cloudflare, which is working for Trump campaign has assessed hackers have been “probing” Trump campaign websites’ defenses before the US elections, Reuters reported.

The security assessment said that the number and severity of attacks on Trump websites increased in the preceding two months and reached record levels in June. The emails did not give the total number of attacks.

“As we get closer to the election, attacks are increasing in both numbers (and) sophistication” and succeeded in disrupting access to the targeted websites for short periods of time between March 15 and June 6, the assessment said.

“We have seen an increase in cyberattacks targeting political candidates. We will continue to work to ensure these attacks do not disrupt free and fair elections,” the company said in a statement when asked about the emails.

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