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SC elections were not targeted by Russian hackers

23 September 2017, 12:56 | Tara Lloyd

Maine not targeted by election hackers, officials confirm

Russians tried to hack Washington state's elections. LOL fail.

The state was pinpointed "by entities acting at the behest of the Russian government leading up to the 2016 election", Simon wrote.

Federal authorities have told officials in Washington that Russian hackers unsuccessfully tried to access election systems in the state prior to the 2016 general election. The majority of the efforts found by DHS were scanning, but not breaches, and the officials stressed that there was "no evidence of any impact to voting anywhere", the news release said. The groups did, however, scan IP addresses associated with the Secretary of State's website for vulnerabilities.

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The office earlier has said it had no knowledge of its election systems being targeted. He said hacking attempts are not uncommon.

Haas says security provided by the state successfully protected Wisconsin's systems.

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Officials in Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin confirmed Friday that their states had been targeted. The Department of Homeland Security called Wyman personally to tell her of the activity, he said.

The disclosure to the states comes as a special counsel probes whether there was any coordination during the 2016 presidential campaign between Russian Federation and associates of Donald Trump. The move comes as federal investigators, and the Senate Judiciary Committee, investigate Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

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