The authorities of Champaign County, Illinois, said that their servers were cyberattacked during the congressional elections.
“These cyberattacks are a strategic and planned attempt to undermine and destabilize our democratic process,” the local authorities said in a Facebook post.
Officials added that the purpose of the cyberattack was to prevent citizens from voting.
Authorities explained that the attack caused problems on the district administration website, as it can be difficult for citizens to find the necessary information about the elections.
It is noteworthy that in the United States on Tuesday, partial elections to the US Congress are taking place amid expectations that the Democrats will lose their majority in the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Source: RIA Novosti