Russian hackers targeted 21 U.S. state election systems

Reuters:  Russians targeted 21 election systems, U.S. official says

Russian hackers targeted 21 U.S. state election systems in the 2016 presidential race and a small number were breached but there was no evidence any votes were manipulated, a Homeland Security Department official told Congress on Wednesday.

Jeanette Manfra, the department’s acting deputy undersecretary of cyber security, testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded the Kremlin orchestrated a wide-ranging influence operation that included email hacking and online propaganda to discredit Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump, a Republican, win the White House in November.

3 Comments

  1. yawwwwnnnnn

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  June 23, 2017

      All hell would break loose if they had altered the votes, but it’s old newzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  2. Alan Wilkinson

     /  June 23, 2017

    Why? Without an answer to that it is incomprehensible. Were they targeted specifically or just incidental in a blunderbus attack scenario? What on earth was the point other than perhaps to mock the US and show superiority or to prove a concept for later use?