Louisiana Nat’l Guard Responds to Gov’t Cyber Attacks Ahead of 2020 Elections

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The National Guard has responded to alleged cases of cyber breaches at government offices in Louisiana weeks ahead of this year’s presidential elections, Reuters reported Friday.

The publication’s sources said the threat was terminated before it critically penetrated government systems but several northern Louisiana government offices experienced successful cyber breaches during the attack.

Cybersecurity experts have attributed the cyber attacks in Louisiana to a hacking group backed by North Korea, according to Reuters.

Earlier this month, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an advisory on a new form of malware called "emotet” which has worm-like qualities.

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