FBI: Foreign Hackers Penetrated State Election Systems

Posted by HardOCP News 11:41 AM (CDT)

Monday August 29, 2016

It looks like the elections in November could end up being even more interesting than they already are. I think it will be easy to tell if your local voting station has been hacked by the Russians if your list of candidates is A.) Vladimir B.) Vladimir C.) Vladimir D.) All of the above.

But three days after that call, the FBI Cyber Division issued a potentially more disturbing warning, entitled "Targeting Activity Against State Board of Election Systems." The alert, labeled as restricted for "NEED TO KNOW recipients," disclosed that the bureau was investigating cyberintrusions against two state election websites this summer, including one that resulted in the "exfiltration," or theft, of voter registration data.