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Friday, February 16, 2018

Russian accused of hacking into the 21st U.S. state

21 American state subjected to hacker attacks during last year’s presidential campaign. This was stated in the Ministry of internal security of the United States, accusing the organization of attacks Russia. Cyberpsace scanned electoral electoral framework States, argues the Agency, thanks to which they managed to infiltrate the access to the registration databases of voters.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

Reuters wrote on Friday that the us government has obtained the data allegedly supporting the Russian involvement in hacking attacks on 21 staff. During last year’s election of the President of the United States the attack was subjected to an electronic system of voter registration.

The Agency cites a source in the Ministry of homeland security and the administrator of the Electoral Commission of the state of Wisconsin Michael Haas. The representative of the Commission stated that cyberpsace was hired “by the Russian government.” However, he argues that its goal of hackers is not reached. To crack the electronic voter registration system failed in all other States affected by the attacks.

“Hackers were scanning the Internet-connected and electoral infrastructure of the state, trying, probably to find specific vulnerability, including to obtain access to the registration databases of voters, but all their attempts failed,” – said the Agency interlocutor.

At the same time, the Associated Press reports that in Illinois, the hackers were still able to access the electoral system.

In early July, the American media wrote about the fact that the US suspected Russia of involvement in the organization of hacker attacks on systems of nuclear power plants. More than a dozen such objects have become targets for cyberjammies. The greatest danger is the attack on nuclear power plant Wolf Creek in Kansas. The object of the attack did not influence reported by representatives of the station. It is reported that hackers infiltrated the corporate network of the management company.

In the beginning of the year was released the declassified version of the report of the U.S. intelligence allegation that attacked the computer systems during the election campaign in the United States cyberjammies authorities of the Russian Federation. The document said that Moscow thus tried to influence the vote.

In turn, the Russian side has repeatedly denied such accusations. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov called them “completely unfounded”.


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