Russian cyberattack could capitalize on election doubts
Voters line up for the first day of early voting outside of the High Museum polling station on Dec. 14, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia. - Jessica McGowan/Getty Images North America/TNS

As the war in Ukraine continues, the United States is warning that Russia and aligned criminal groups may launch cyberattacks against critical American infrastructure, potentially including election systems ahead of November’s midterms. Election officials and cybersecurity experts worry that a disruption from Russia or other foreign actors may capitalize on plummeting confidence in election integrity among American voters, fueled by myths and disinformation that have saturated the country. Even with new protections, heightened awareness and information-sharing across all levels of government, ...