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Two Bipartisan Bills Aim to Bolster US Election Security, Address Cybercrime

Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., have introduced a pair of cybersecurity bills in a move to increase the government’s ability to thwart cyber threats from hostile nations and secure U.S. election systems.

Graham’s office said Tuesday the International Cybercrime Prevention Act that would equip federal prosecutors with new cyber defense tools designed to shut down compromised computer networks used to conduct disinformation campaigns and massive cyber attacks.

The bill would also establish a criminal violation for perpetrators who have targeted critical infrastructure assets and prohibit the sale of botnets to cybercriminals.

The Defending the Integrity of Voting Systems Act would criminalize the hacking of voting platforms used in federal elections and give the Department of Justice authority to push charges against the hackers.

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