Russia targeted election systems in 21 states, successfully hacking some

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Russia targeted election systems in 21 states, successfully hacking some

Post by sanfordandson » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:14 am

https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/22/elect ... er-actors/
On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security notified nearly half of the U.S. states that their election systems were targeted by Russia-affiliated hackers in an attempt to influence the 2016 election. In most of the states targeted, the hackers were engaged in preliminary activities like scanning. In other states hackers attempted to infiltrate systems and failed, but in a small selection of states, with only Illinois confirmed so far, the election systems were compromised successfully. According to Homeland Security, none of these attempts were aimed at the systems that actually tabulate the votes themselves.

At least 21 states were the focus on these hacking attempts, including Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington, as confirmed by the Associated Press and the states themselves. States like Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin are among the swing states considered critical to an electoral college victory last year. So far, other battleground states including Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire and North Carolina are not among those confirmed in the hacking attempt.

In a message to election officials in the state of Wisconsin, Homeland Security specified that the hack was conducted by “Russian government cyber actors.” The agency first confirmed the state-level hacking attempts toward the 21 states in June, informing the Senate Intelligence Committee. At that time, the states targeted by the operation were not made public.
opps...i guess all the trumpanzees on here the claimed the Russians didn't do anything were wrong.....AGAIN! :lol:

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Re: Russia targeted election systems in 21 states, successfully hacking some

Post by 1989TransAm » Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:17 pm

Did you actually read what you post? All we have been saying is the Russians did absolutely nothing to change the outcome of the election. Not that they may not have tried. Now Obama spying on the Trump campaing ????

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Re: Russia targeted election systems in 21 states, successfully hacking some

Post by mitch » Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:28 pm

I thought Obuma laughed at the thought the election could be hacked seems to me that he was sleeping on the job, he was to busy giving stuff away

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Re: Russia targeted election systems in 21 states, successfully hacking some

Post by Ratu » Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:30 pm

Wow! So the Russians hacked into tens of millions of American minds and reprogrammed them all to vote for Donald Trump! Who'da guessed they had the technology to do it? Incredible! The Russians control the exceptional nation! They control the most powerful government the whole worl' has ever seen. Fantastic!

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Re: Russia targeted election systems in 21 states, successfully hacking some

Post by sanfordandson » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:51 pm

mitch wrote:I thought Obuma laughed at the thought the election could be hacked seems to me that he was sleeping on the job, he was to busy giving stuff away
Just another thing obama was wrong about!

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Re: Russia targeted election systems in 21 states, successfully hacking some

Post by exhaustgases » Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:31 pm

sanfordandson wrote:
mitch wrote:I thought Obuma laughed at the thought the election could be hacked seems to me that he was sleeping on the job, he was to busy giving stuff away
Just another thing obama was wrong about!
Or maybe wanted it to happen?

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Post by Firedome8 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:11 pm

Ratu wrote:Wow! So the Russians hacked into tens of millions of American minds and reprogrammed them all to vote for Donald Trump! Who'da guessed they had the technology to do it? Incredible! The Russians control the exceptional nation! They control the most powerful government the whole worl' has ever seen. Fantastic!
No but the gullible are easy targets for propaganda! It is evident by reading some posts right hear on ST. I have herd talk of talking snakes, weather control, telecommunications with sky gods, crazy political views, etc. So I can imagine millions of malleable minds out their ,,,look at all the crooked televangelists and how many people believe their nonsense.

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Re: Russia targeted election systems in 21 states, successfully hacking some

Post by mk e » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:30 am

1989TransAm wrote:Did you actually read what you post? All we have been saying is the Russians did absolutely nothing to change the outcome of the election. Not that they may not have tried. Now Obama spying on the Trump campaing ????
The article does not say that.

No votes were changed electronically that have been found. It looks like voting may have been made more difficult in some places with registrations messed with or systems slowed down, that will change the people who vote, which in turn changes the total.

When a foreign government is messing with our election system it's a problem....and it's a WAY bigger problem when it's a foreign government our president owes 100s of million of dollars too. Just sayin....
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Re: Russia targeted election systems in 21 states, successfully hacking some

Post by sanfordandson » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:30 am

The speedtalk server would be on meltdown mode if a foreign govt. tried to help the hillabeast...

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Post by engineczar » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:52 am

sanfordandson wrote:The speedtalk server would be on meltdown mode if a foreign govt. tried to help the hillabeast...
How do you know they weren't trying to help her?

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Re: Russia targeted election systems in 21 states, successfully hacking some

Post by engineczar » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:54 am

mk e wrote:It looks like voting may have been made more difficult in some places with registrations messed with or systems slowed down, that will change the people who vote, which in turn changes the total.
The article doesn't say that either.

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Re: Russia targeted election systems in 21 states, successfully hacking some

Post by sanfordandson » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:14 am

engineczar wrote:
sanfordandson wrote:The speedtalk server would be on meltdown mode if a foreign govt. tried to help the hillabeast...
How do you know they weren't trying to help her?
Putin hates her...mostly over that Crimea thing. He also knew trump would make a easy puppet.

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Re: Russia targeted election systems in 21 states, successfully hacking some

Post by mk e » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:49 am

engineczar wrote:
mk e wrote:It looks like voting may have been made more difficult in some places with registrations messed with or systems slowed down, that will change the people who vote, which in turn changes the total.
The article doesn't say that either.
No it doesn't, that's been reported elsewhere in explained problems mostly in places friendly to Clinton, but the investigation continues so nothing may come of it other than it was bad luck.....but that is why investigations are important.
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Re: Russia targeted election systems in 21 states, successfully hacking some

Post by David Redszus » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:28 pm

In most of the states targeted, the hackers were engaged in preliminary activities like scanning.
This is an activity that goes on constantly, conducted by everyone.
In other states hackers attempted to infiltrate systems and failed, but in a small selection of states, with only Illinois confirmed so far, the election systems were compromised successfully.
They attempted to..and failed, except for Illinois...which Hillary won by 56%. Other target states also were won by Hillary, CA =62%, CT = 55%. Seems like the Russians are either totally pathetically inept or succeeded in getting votes for Hillary.
According to Homeland Security, none of these attempts were aimed at the systems that actually tabulate the votes themselves.
The Russians need to take lessons from the Chicago Democrap machine on how to rig elections; the Ruskies clearly are outside their area of expertise. They could hire Hillary, or Emanuel, or Durbin, or Axlerod, or dozens of others.

Even a nincompoop like Obama did a better job wiretapping the Trump campaign.

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Re: Russia targeted election systems in 21 states, successfully hacking some

Post by sanfordandson » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:34 pm

David Redszus wrote:Seems like the Russians are either totally pathetically inept or succeeded in getting votes for Hillary.
They look that way. Good to see you admitting that they tried. =D>

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