Officials Believe Russians Hacked Election Systems In Two States
This is just the latest in a series of high-profile breaches believed to be carried out by hackers tied to Russian intelligence.By Lauren Stephenson | August 30, 2016
The FBI has put election officials across the country on alert after hackers reportedly targeted two states' voter registration systems.
The hacks, at least one of which is believed to be carried out by Russians, led both states to shut down their systems for a week.
Illinois' shutdown came after hackers reportedly accessed some voter records. According to NBC, which cites unnamed intelligence officials, hackers accessed up to 200,000 voter records. State election officials realized in July the system had been breached.