Wisconsin, 20 other USA states targeted by Russian hackers in 2016 election

23 September, 2017, 01:24 | Author: Alicia Barber
  • Washington. The FBI is warning state officials to boost their election security in light of evidence that hackers breached the election systems of a pair of states. The Aug. 18 2016

Trevor Timmons, chief information officer for the Colorado Secretary of State's Office, says information that a Department of Homeland Security agent passed along Friday didn't explicitly mention Russian Federation but that it otherwise mirrored a warning federal officials gave Congress over the summer that did.

CT officials were notified by the federal government on Friday that the state's online voter registration system was targeted during last year's presidential campaign in hacking efforts by Russian Federation.

"They did not exploit any vulnerabilities", he told The Associated Press.

Washington state was not hit in that effort, which involved a private corporation that provided election services for some states, the Secretary of State's Office has said.

PA S&P rating drops amid budget issues
In statements, they said the legislature should compromise soon on a budget with stable funding. The credit rating agency Standard and Poor's lowered its rating on Wednesday to an "A+'".

Both items were to be discussed at an Elections Commission meeting earlier this week. Haas testified at that hearing that Wisconsin had not been notified of any hacking attempt by Homeland Security and concluded that Wisconsin was not a target.

Wisconsin Elections Commission assistant administrator Meagan McCord Wolfe says the state is creating the security planning team to prepare for 2018 and in response to the ongoing national conversation about election security. The president calls the story a hoax.

Washington state uses the updated software and "best practices and security measures" to try to ensure honest elections, she said.

The election for U.S. Senate and governor tops the November 2018 ballot in Wisconsin, but there are dozens of other local races to be decided. Republican Gov. Scott Walker is expected to seek a third term and Democratic U.S. Sen. There is also a spring election in April where an open seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court will be filled.

Recommended:



Popular

Trump's approval rating skyrockets in September according to polls
Eighty-one percent of Republicans approve of the way Trump has handled the presidency, compared to 17 percent who do not. The Politico/Morning Consult poll was conducted between September 14-17, by 1,994 registered American voters.

Mueller's Russian Federation team reportedly seeks White House records on Trump actions
It is not clear whether Mueller has made separate document requests elsewhere to examine those subjects. During a May 3 news briefing, Spicer said that "the president has confidence in the director".

Emma Stone on Her Anxiety & Coping Strategies
Despite the issues surrounding her sexuality and their romantic relationship, King reaffirms, "we were very much in it together". Riggs' gambling, meanwhile, has strained his marriage and left his wealthy wife (Elisabeth Shue) at her wits end.

Two Pak infiltrators gunned down at Punjab border
At least two Pakistani infiltrators were killed after BSF troops foiled infiltration bid across the worldwide border in Amritsar. Border Security Force (BSF) said it foiled an armed infiltration bid near Ajnala along Pakistan border early on Wednesday.

Harworth Group PLC (HWG) Announces GBX 0.25 Dividend
Wall Street experts also assign a $32.33 price target on The GEO Group, Inc., pointing towards a 24.63% rally from current levels. The Sage Group plc has a 50 day moving average of 694.57 GBX and a 200 day moving average of 675.88.