Published: Sat, September 23, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Merle Christensen

Federal government: CT was a target of election hacking

Federal government: CT was a target of election hacking

The federal government is telling election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems previous year, although in most cases the systems were not breached. Most of the hacks were not successful, though it's not clear which states got fucked.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security confirmed Friday that the state of Maine's election systems were not targeted as part of a string of cyberintrusion attempts during the 2016 general election.

Homeland Security told Congress in June that 21 states were targeted during the 2016 presidential race, and that while a small number were breached, there was no evidence any votes were manipulated.

"Our IT system has a firewall and when the scan came through, it recognized what was happening and stopped it from entering the system", he said. Wisconsin Elections Commission assistant administrator Meagan McCord Wolfe said in a memo to commission members that a draft security plan should be done in December with a final plan completed in early 2018.

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Washington state was not hit in that effort, which involved a private corporation that provided election services for some states, the Secretary of State's Office has said.

Federal investigators and the Senate Judiciary Committee are investigating Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election. After his win, Trump created a commission headed by Vice President Mike Pence to investigate voter fraud nationwide. One local security breach where a key password is divulged could cause problems statewide, Haas said.

Washington state uses the updated software and "best practices and security measures" to try to ensure honest elections, she said. There is also a spring election in April where an open seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court will be filled.

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