Russian agents hacked US voting system manufacturer before US election

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  • Coded Logic
    Coded Logic

    The Guardian:

    Russian intelligence agents hacked a US voting systems manufacturer in the weeks leading up to last year’s presidential election . . . Russian military intelligence carried out a cyber-attack on at least one US voting software supplier and sent spear-phishing emails to more than a hundred local election officials days before the poll. Although the document does not directly identify the company in question, it contains references to a product made by VR Systems, a Florida-based vendor of electronic voting services and equipment whose products are used in eight states.

    There is still a great deal of uncertainty over how successful the Russian operatives were and does not reach a conclusion about whether it affected the outcome of the election. But the suggestion that Russian hackers may gained at least a foothold in electronic voting systems is likely to add even more pressure to special counsel and congressional investigations.

  • hothabanero

    bah. Still beating this dead horse?

    At worst this sounds like industrial espionage. IF it happened. I don't trust the NSA AT ALL.

    Wake me up when there is evidence a single vote has been changed. Just a SINGLE vote.

    Meanwhile millions of illegals likely voted (and they didn't vote Trump!) you don't care about that...

  • Coded Logic
    Coded Logic
    I don't trust the NSA AT ALL

    Nobody cares

  • wizzstick

    Meanwhile millions of illegals likely voted

    Wake me up when there is evidence

  • Jehalapeno
  • Crazyguy

    Hacking computer voting devises, they have been doing that since Bush jr first election. Why would anyone be surprised that's why computers were put there in the first place.

  • Coded Logic
    Coded Logic
    Hacking computer voting devises, they have been doing that since Bush jr first election.

    They have?

    Can you cite a source?

  • cofty

    Why don't you just tick a box on a piece of paper like the rest of the world?

  • LoveUniHateExams

    Those damn Russkies.

    Goddam Sovit Communists looking to take over the best goddam country in the goddam earth.


  • Simon

    Why don't you actually read the source and then realize that you're being fed a line by the newspaper? The original claim is that "Russians" (or whoever) attempted to hack election machines.

    See how that changes things entirely? Because an attempt to hack isn't a hack and doesn't nullify the election result.

    The reality is that anything that is electronic that is online will have hack attempts. It's actually incredible how soon after connecting a machine to the intertubes it will be probed for vulnerabilities.

    There is far stronger evidence that large numbers of votes were cast by illegal immigrants than there is that Russian hackers cast votes.

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