Microsoft Corp. said it identified and stopped attempts to launch cyberattacks on three 2018 congressional candidates using a phony version of its website.
The targets, who it didn’t identify, were “all people who because of their positions might have been interesting from an espionage standpoint, as well as an election disruption standpoint,” Tom Burt, Microsoft’s corporate vice president for customer security and trust, said at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado on Thursday.
Burt said the attackers tried to use a phony Microsoft web page to make “phishing” attacks on the candidates. Working with the government, Burt said the company removed the internet domain and prevented the attacks from succeeding.
So our government knows about these recent attacks (see bold above). Trump could simply pick up the phone and ask his own intelligence agencies if our elections are still being attacked and he would receive a resounding “yes!” However, he cares so little about the security of our democratic nation that he either 1) failed to make any such call or 2) did make the call, but then lied about it to the American people as we see here:
Since making that statement yesterday, the Administration has done its typical gaslighting by saying, oh, Trump was really answering a different question. No. He. Wasn’t. Watch the first 15 seconds of the clip in the article and you will see how clearly he asserts that our elections are not being targeted. But even more importantly, when has he ever lifted a finger to help protect our election systems?