Obama orders review of cyber attacks regarding 2016 election

President Barack Obama has ordered the intelligence agencies to review and investigate cyber crimes and foreign interventions whilst the 2016 elections and deliver a report before he steps down on January 20, said homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco.

“The president has directed the intelligence community to conduct a full review of what happened during the 2016 election process … and to capture lessons learned from that and to report to a range of stakeholders, to include the Congress,” said Monaco at a recent public event.

According to Monaco, cyber attacks were not new but may have crossed a “new threshold” this year. “We’ve seen in 2008 and in this last election system malicious cyber activity,” Monaco said.

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