Saturday, September 23, 2017

DHS to 21 States: Russian Hacking Attempted but ‘Unsuccessful’

Via Billy

The Department of Homeland Security notified 21 states Friday that Russian hackers attempted unsuccessfully to interfere with their voting systems in the 2016 election.

DHS reported that no votes were changed by Russian hacking, Reuters reports. DHS refused to disclose which state governments it approached, but Wisconsin officials made it known that they were among the group.

Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Michael Haas said that he was informed that "Russian government cyber actors" targeted his state's voter registration systems.

Russian hackers "scanned internet-connected election infrastructure likely seeking specific vulnerabilities such as access to voter registration databases, but the attempt to exploit vulnerabilities was unsuccessful," Haas said.


  1. lessee...voter registeration contains name, age, address, partial social security number...if I try to access this info., am I trying to steal your vote, or your identity???
    hmmmm...let me think...