Report: Russia “Successfully Penetrated” US Voter Systems in 2016

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From VOA News:
Report: Russia ‘Successfully Penetrated’ US Voter Systems in 2016
February 07, 2018 7:50 PM, VOA News

A senior U.S. cybersecurity official has told NBC News that Russian hackers successfully penetrated the voter registration rolls of several U.S. states prior to the 2016 presidential election.

Jeanette Manfra, head of cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security, said Russia targeted 21 states, and “an exceptionally small number of them were actually successfully penetrated.”

NBC News said Wednesday that it had contacted the 21 states that were targeted. Five states, including Texas and California, said they were not attacked.

Jeh Johnson, DHS secretary during the 2016 presidential election, told NBC, “We were able to determine that the scanning and probing of voter registration databases was coming from the Russian government.” He called the hacks a “wake-up call,” and said…

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