ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – As the midterm elections get closer, government officials are focusing on election security.

CBS has learned the Military’s Cyber Command Unit launched its first offensive against Russian meddling in the midterms this week.

U.S. Intelligence officials said they have not seen the same level of activity from the Russians compared to 2016 but they are concerned about voting machines getting hacked.

The Department of Homeland Security said it is constantly monitoring hacking attempts. They also plan to set up a virtual command center on Election Day for local officials to report suspicious activity.

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