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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

RUSSIAN CYBER HACKS ON ELECTORAL SYSTEM MAY HAVE AFFECTED 39 STATES

...which is a lot more than we were told earlier

Feeling Rebloggy
Russia’s cyberattack on the U.S. electoral system before Donald Trump’s election was far more widespread than has been publicly revealed, including incursions into voter databases and software systems in almost twice as many states as previously reported.



In Illinois, investigators found evidence that cyber intruders tried to delete or alter voter data. The hackers accessed software designed to be used by poll workers on Election Day, and in at least one state accessed a campaign finance database. Details of the wave of attacks, in the summer and fall of 2016, were provided by three people with direct knowledge of the U.S. investigation into the matter. In all, the Russian hackers hit systems in a total of 39 states, one of them said.
The scope and sophistication so concerned Obama administration officials that they took an unprecedented step -- complaining directly to Moscow over a modern-day “red phone.” In October, two of the people said, the White House contacted the Kremlin on the back channel to offer detailed documents of what it said was Russia’s role in election meddling and to warn that the attacks risked setting off a broader conflict.
https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/politics/articles/2017-06-13/russian-breach-of-39-states-threatens-future-u-s-elections 

Sooo...
At what point does Russia become an enemy...even for those who see Russia as an unlimited money making opportunity?

When will those who see themselves as masters of the universe realize that somebody else might be better at hacking our democracy than they are?