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DHS: Russia Targeted Election Systems In 21 States


Russian government hackers allegedly targeted internet-connected election systems in 21 states last year, a Department of Homeland Security official testified on Wednesday. Samuel Liles, the department’s acting director of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis Cyber Division, told the Senate Intelligence Committee that none of the systems involved in the hacking were involved with counting votes. Instead, hackers scanned for system vulnerabilities and had minor successes with a few.

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