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Homeland Security informed 21 states that hackers targeted their election systems

The Verge Saturday, 23 September 2017
Homeland Security informed 21 states that hackers targeted their election systemsFor the first time, the federal government has officially informed states that their election systems might have been targeted by foreign actors. The Department of Homeland Security told Congress this summer that it suspected that 21 states were targeted, but it wasn’t until Friday that they told local election officials, according to the Associated Press.

In June, DHS Acting Deputy Undersecretary for Cybersecurity and Communications Jeanette Manfra told a US Senate Intelligence Committee that “internet-connected election-related networks, including websites, in 21 states were potentially targeted by Russian government cyber actors,” but didn’t disclose which states were impacted.

DHS officially contacted election officials in each...
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News video: States Targeted By Russian Hackers Come Out

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On Friday, Wisconsin, Ohio and several other states said they were among 21 states that Russian government hackers targeted. The states were targeted in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election in favor of Donald Trump. No votes were changed. The Department of Homeland Security confirmed it...

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