BRITISH spies are helping to protect the US elections from Russian cyber meddling.
The online trolls of President Putin, are “pulling out the stops,” the head of the US Navy’s Fleet Cyber Command warned.
Vice Admiral Ross Myers told a security conference on board aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth his “number one mission” was election security and UK allies were assisting.
He said: “I know we’ve worked with the Brits in their election, they are helping with our election as well."
The US goes to the polls in less than two weeks, with President Trump trailing his challenger Joe Biden by nine points in the polls.
FBI director Christopher Wray told Congress last month there was a “steady drumbeat of misinformation” that could undermine faith in the result.
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He said there were “very active efforts by the Russians to influence our election in 2020”.
Meanwhile, Russia denied its hackers targeted this year’s postponed Tokyo Olympics after its athletes were barred over doping.
On Monday Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the UK "will continue to work with our allies to call out and counter future malicious cyber attacks".
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