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Election officials in the United States have been urged to secure their voting systems and be vigilant for political violence ahead of midterms amid “highly complex threat environment”top US cybersecurity official says following attack on US House Speaker and Democrat’s husband Nancy Pelosi.

jen easterdirector of the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), told CBS that the agency is concerned about a range of threats, including cyber, internal, physical and disinformation, although it does not see any “specific or credible” threat at this time. .

CISA disseminates information about disinformation campaigns and tactics that aim to undermine confidence in US elections, she said.

“We disseminate information … to ensure that state and local election officials have the information they need to protect their voting systems and election infrastructure.”

The warning is part of a series of messages issued by federal agencies and law enforcement agencies, including the New York Police Department, nine days before the midterm elections.

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