The FBI and CISA argue that cyberattacks designed to influence US elections have little effect on the country’s electoral processes. According to the US authorities, there are sufficient controls and procedures in place to avoid interference.
The FBI composes with the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, or CISA, that to date there is no known case where criminal cyber activities have succeeded in influencing US election results. According to the two US government agencies, digital attempts to influence elections have so far mostly taken place on a local scale. These efforts were reportedly nipped in the bud and had little impact on the electoral processes. The FBI and CISA consider phishing, ransomware, DDoS attacks and domain spoofing to be cybercrime.
Government organizations claim that government officials appointed to conduct elections are taking a variety of technological and physical measures to nip the risks of cybercrime in the bud. As a result, the FBI and CISA believe that manipulating election results on a large scale is very difficult.