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Russian Hacks on US Voting System More Extensive than Thought
13 June 2017, 10:25 pm

The Russian meddling into the US elections last fall seems to have been a lot more extensive than previously thought, with hackers attacking the vote systems in 39 states. 

According to a new report from Bloomberg, the hackers attacked twice as many states than was previously thought, namely 39 states. They accessed campaign finance databases in at least one state and tried to delete or alter the data in Illinois. 

Officials aware of the incident don't believe the attackers actually changed any of the results, but the situation was dire enough that President Obama actually contacted the Kremlin and complained about it. 

Russia's involvement in the US elections has been known for months now, with Obama actually imposing sanctions on Russia following the November elections. There are multiple investigations into the situation, including som... (read more)

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