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February 8, 2018

Russians accessed US voter registration records before 2016 election

by John_A

The Department of Homeland Security has revealed that Russian forces have successfully accessed voter registration rolls of several US states in the months prior to the 2016 presidential election. Jeanette Manfra, the head of cybersecurity of the Department of Homeland Security, told NBC News that of they saw a targeting of 21 states, and “an exceptionally small number of them were actually successfully penetrated.”

There was no evidence that any of the registration rolls were altered, but the DHS is still treating it seriously. “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,” said Jeh Johnson, who was DHS secretary during the Russian intrusions. “We were able to determine that the scanning and probing of voter registration databases was coming from the Russian government.”

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Source: NBC

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