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The FBI is investigating a series of suspected foreign hacks of state election computer systems and websites, and has warned states to be on the alert for potential intrusions.
The Aug. 18 warning, issued after two states suffered intrusions into their systems, comes amid heightened concern over Russian hacks of Democratic party organizations and possible meddling in the presidential election.
The FBI “flash” alert, which is not intended for general public release, listed IP addresses and other technical fingerprints associated with the hacks.
Illinois election officials say private information from about 200,000 registered voters was accessed by hackers during a breach in late June.
And in a confidential “flash” alert from its cyber division, first reported by Yahoo News and posted online by others, the FBI said it’s investigating voter information breaches in both Arizona and Illinois and advised states to scan their systems for specific signs of hacking.
originally posted by: Tjoran
This election cycle all states should be FORCED to use paper ballots. Than we have 4 years to figure # out. Unfortunately, due to paper ballots being so much more secure than computer, very little election fraud could take place. I say that's unfortunate because it's the reason it won't happen, the "Powers the be" will not allow it.