FBI Warns of Cyberattacks on US Election Systems

The FBI has put state election officials on alert after reports hackers targeted systems in Illinois and Arizona.
1:06 | 08/30/16

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Now to a major warning from the FBI putting state election officials across the country on alert after reports hackers targeted voting systems in Illinois and Arizona. ABC's senior justice correspondent Pierre Thomas joins us from Washington, D.C. With all the latest. Good morning, Pierre. Reporter: Good morning, Amy. The FBI is increasingly concerned about the potential of a cyberattack in the coming November election. Following those attacks in Arizona and Illinois, the FBI sent out a bulletin calling on states to check for suspicious activity. Arizona election officials are saying the attack on that state may have been based in Russia and comes amid suspicions that Russian intelligence officials were behind a recent hack against a democratic national committee, Amy. Pierre, we're hearing from a very powerful U.S. Senator who is expressing his grave concerns. Reporter: Yes, senator harry Reid, the democratic minority leader from Nevada wrote a letter to the FBI director expressing concern that Russian intelligence officials may be targeting the election. He tries to implicate the trump campaign but that will surely be refuted and challenged by trump and his surrogate. Pierre Thomas with the latest from D.C., thank you.

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