Thursday, March 1, 2018

Elections from 7 states have been corrupted by Russians, says TV

According to NBC News, US intelligence has evidence that systems from Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Texas, and Wisconsin have been corrupted

Washington - US intelligence has proven that voter registration systems or systems where seven states - Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Texas, and Wisconsin - have been compromised by agents backed by Russia before the 2016 election , but never reported states, the NBC News network reported on Tuesday .
The US Department of Homeland Security denied the report, which a spokesman said in a statement was "factually inaccurate and misleading."
Citing unidentified US officials, NBC said that confidential intelligence reports requested by former President Barack Obama in his last weeks in office summed up months of work and reached the conclusions.
Only Arizona and Illinois had already been identified as states that had undergone some degree of intrusion into their electoral systems.
US intelligence agencies concluded in 2016 that Russia created a program of cyber invasions and misinformation to interfere in the elections, which later unfolded in an attempt to help Republican candidate Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.
On 16 February, special prosecutor Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russians and three companies, including the Internet Research Agency, which is headquartered in St. Petersburg and known for using trolls on social networks, accusing them of interfering in the US- American.
Although Washington officials told several states before the polls that foreign entities were scouring their systems, none were told that the Russian government was responsible, NBC News reported, citing unidentified officials.
The Trump government contacted the electoral authorities of all 50 states in September 2017 to tell them whether their systems were targeted or not, and informed them that 21 of them were attacked and that some were violated, according to NBC News.
Six of the seven states that were violated continue to deny him, citing their own investigations, told NBC News. According to the channel, the systems of these seven states have been compromised in a number of ways, including access to state sites and penetration into voter registration databases.
All state and federal officials agreed that no vote was changed and no voters were removed from their polling places as a result of the activity of Russian operators, NBC News reported.

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