Mississippi Secretary of State website victim of cyberattack

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rssfeeds.hattiesburgamerican.com – Mississippi – 2022-11-08 21:06:22

The Mississippi Secretary of State's voting website Y'allvote.com displayed the following message Tuesday afternoon for people trying to use the website for voting information.

Some Mississippi state websites were briefly knocked offline Tuesday after so-called distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against them as voters turned out at polling sites across the state and the country.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials stressed that such attacks, which flood websites with computer messages, would not affect the actual vote totals. The two U.S. cybersecurity officials spoke on condition of anonymity late Tuesday to discuss ongoing operations.

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