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Hackers Attacked Voter Registration Systems Of 20 US States, Says Official

04
Oct
2016
Hackers Attacked Voter Registration Systems Of 20 US States, Says Official

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US Homeland Security Department calls for scan of election websites and improve security even as FBI probes Russian involvement.  Hacking activities appear to have increased in the run-up to the Nov. 8 US presidential polls with cyber-criminals now targeting voter registration systems of more than 20 states, including Arizona and Illinois, reports AP quoting a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official.

As a result the DHS, says another source, has called for “cyber hygiene” scans of election websites even as authorities allayed fears of the poll outcome being compromised by hackers.

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