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Russian Cyber Hacks on U.S. Electoral System Far Wider Than Previously Known

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"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..."

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How many votes exactly were changed? Be specific and site the source.

10 million?

5 million?

1 million?

1 thousand?

1 hundred?





C'mon.... let's figure out the significance.

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Read the article...then comment.

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This is a look at the reason President Obama hesitated and never did reveal the Russian hacking. He did not want to undermine the public's confidence in the system.

In Illinois, investigators also found evidence that the hackers tried but failed to alter or delete some information in the database, an attempt that wasn’t previously reported. That suggested more than a mere spying mission and potentially a test run for a disruptive attack, according to the people familiar with the continuing U.S. counterintelligence inquiry.

States’ Response

That idea would obsess the Obama White House throughout the summer and fall of 2016, outweighing worries over the DNC hack and private Democratic campaign emails given to Wikileaks and other outlets, according to one of the people familiar with those conversations. The Homeland Security Department dispatched special teams to help states strengthen their cyber defenses, and some states hired private security companies to augment those efforts.

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Again... how many votes were changed?

We've been trying to screw with each others systems and processes for decades.

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