President Obama orders election hacking reviews

President Obama ordered a full review of hacking-related activity Friday possibly linked to attempts to disrupt the November presidential election.

As reported by USA TODAY, he wants the report before he leaves office Jan. 20.

“We may have crossed into a new threshold, and it is incumbent upon us to take stock of that, to review, to conduct some after-action, to understand what has happened and to impart some lessons learned,” Lisa Monaco, Obama’s counterterrorism and homeland-security adviser, said.

The review would include the three most recent presidential elections as there were indications of malicious cyber activity in the 2008 and 2016 elections. There was not a problem in 2012, but the president ordered the intelligence community to investigate that election as well.

Much of that review will be classified, but will be shared with Congress and state elections officials.