This election year has been one for the history books but it’s not over as the FBI gave an unprecedented warning to both political campaigns.
The FBI warned both the Trump and Hillary teams that they could be the targets of foreign spies.
The warning was issued Wednesday during two different security briefings in Washington D.C.
Both candidates are getting their firsts security briefings, but this is different. The FBI tried to make it look routine, but the warning is not.
In this election we have heard a lot about email scandals, email hacks and vulnerable computer systems, but this warning is for something different.
The FBI is warning that agents working for foreign spy agencies could be trying to gain positions in the campaigns.
One campaign source said that the meeting was “not precipitated by any particular threat”, but the ideas should make the campaigns a little nervous.
Not only do they have to worry about attacking each other, but now spies could be trying to infiltrate their campaigns.
This week the FBI also announced that Russian hackers stole voter information form the Illinois voter system and another investigation is going on regarding another Russian hacker attacking the Arizona election system.
The warnings also come while the FBI is still investigating the DNC hack, which lead to many top ranking DNC officials to step down.
We are seeing an unprecedented amount of threats to this year’s election, but lets be honest, after the primary we witnessed, anything is possible.
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