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News organizations haven't done enough to protect against cyber attacks, Politico report says

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Cyber attacks have made headlines a lot in the past few years. From celebrities to governments, anyone of interest can be the target of malicious hacking. But what happens when a trusted news source becomes the victim of such an attack on one of the most important nights of the year?

Media organizations like The Washington Post, Newsweek, and BuzzFeed have already fallen prey to hackers. With the election quickly approaching, the question arises, what could happen if hackers tamper with election coverage - especially in a far-reaching and influential organization like the Associated Press?

For a deeper look,  Take Two's Alex Cohen spoke with Darren Samuelsohn. He wrote about what a cyber attack on election night could look like and the potential fallout it could cause. He is Senior Policy Reporter for Politico. 

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