Cyber chief: Russians penetrated U.S. voter systems

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Via NBC News. Of course they did. And deleting names from registration rolls won’t leave a trace, because the names cease to exist and states don’t use audit trails:

The U.S. official in charge of protecting American elections from hacking says the Russians successfully penetrated the voter registration rolls of several U.S. states prior to the 2016 presidential election.

In an exclusive interview with NBC News, Jeanette Manfra, the head of cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security, said she couldn’t talk about classified information publicly, but in 2016, “We saw a targeting of 21 states and an exceptionally small number of them were actually successfully penetrated.”

Jeh Johnson, who was DHS secretary during the Russian intrusions, said, “2016 was a wake-up call and now it’s incumbent upon states and the Feds to do something about it before our democracy is attacked again.”

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“We were able to determine that the scanning and probing of voter registration databases was coming from the Russian government.”

NBC News reported in Sept. 2016 that more than 20 states had been targeted by the Russians.

There is no evidence that any of the registration rolls were altered in any fashion, according to U.S. officials.

In a new NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll, 79 percent of the respondents said they were somewhat or very concerned that the country’s voting system might be vulnerable to computer hackers.

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One Response to Cyber chief: Russians penetrated U.S. voter systems

  1. Imhotep February 8, 2018 at 11:20 am #

    Why are neo-liberals engaged in all of this Russia hysteria?
    (Paper ballots)

    Could the Russians swing one of our elections?

    Anything is possible including discovering a living Unicorn.

    But it is pure fantasy to believe that the Russians could swing one of our national elections in one direction or another.

    Actor Rob Reiner and those of his ilk sound ridiculous when they talk about Russian interference in our elections.

    We should use paper ballots
    instead of sanctioning the Russians or dropping a nuclear bomb on them like the neo-liberals and Mad Mattis would have us do.

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