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US elections are target of Chinese hackers - O'Brien

Hackers linked to the Chinese government are trying to influence the outcome of the United States presidential elections via cyber-attacks, White House National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien (pictured) said on Sunday.

"China, like Russia, like Iran, have engaged in cyber-attacks and phishing and that sort of thing with respect to our election infrastructure, with respect to websites and that sort of thing. We're aware of it and we're taking steps to counter it," O'Brien said to CBS News.

US President Donald Trump has previously claimed that Beijing would love to see him lose the elections to the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee Joe Biden and stressed that voting by mail would make it easier for foreign powers to sway the results.

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