The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has concluded that election methods in all 50 states had been targeted by hackers linked to the Russian government, in accordance to a heavily redacted report released today.
In 2017, we’d heard 39 states, and the Division of Homeland Safety officially admitted that 21 states had been targeted later on that yr. It was only this April that a joint report from DHS and the FBI indicated that Russian hackers might have experimented with to probe just about every single U.S. state’s election infrastructure for flaws.
Since the appropriate sections of today’s report are typically blacked out, it is not clear how positive the Senate Intelligence Committee is that Russia probed just about every state, or what the proof may be. But it does say that some unnamed intelligence gathered in 2018 backed up earlier assumptions by Nationwide Safety Council cyber coordinator Michael Daniel, and the DHS, that just about every state was hacked.
And — as previously reported — the report says that Russia could have essentially tampered with election methods if it desired to. “Russian cyber actors were in a position to delete or change voter data,” the report reads.
As of this document, the US government nevertheless does not have any evidence that Russia essentially did tamper with any voter information, nor is there evidence that hackers accessed real voting machines. Russian hackers seem to have targeted voter registration methods and voting databases. But that does not imply our voting machines are not vulnerable, also, and the Mueller report suggests that voting machine companies were also targeted by Russia’s GRU.
You can study the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report (properly, the unredacted elements) beneath.