FBI Director James Comey dropped a bombshell on Wednesday when he revealed that there is evidence that there have been additional attempts to hack state voter registration systems than those that were previously known.
Right Wing News reported that Comey said the FBI is looking “very, very hard” at the Russian links and that his agency issued a cyber-security warning to state and county voter registration offices back in August.
“There have been a variety of scanning activities which is a preamble for potential intrusion activities as well as some attempted intrusions at voter database registrations beyond those we knew about in July and August. We are urging the states just to make sure that their deadbolts are thrown and their locks are on and to get the best information they can from DHS just to make sure their systems are secure,” Comey said. “Because there’s no doubt that some bad actors have been poking around.”
“In no cases was information changed, nor were any actual voting systems at risk. Comey reiterated to Congress that those actual voting systems are not connected to the Internet and are decentralized, making broad hacking of the election nearly impossible,” CNN noted. “Hacking attempts are also not a cause for panic. Voting registration databases have always been appealing targets for hackers, who can use personal information for financial crime.”
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