February 28, 2018
Russian-backed hackers gained access to web sites and voter registration systems of seven states just before the 2016 presidential election, it was reported on Tuesday.
The claims being made by officials in the US intelligence community were reported by NBC News.
According to three senior intelligence officials, American spy agencies gathered evidence in January 2017 which indicated that Russian-backed operatives compromised election systems in Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Texas, and Wisconsin.
The officials say that these states were not told at the time that their databases were being targeted by Russia.
Despite the breach by Russian-backed hackers, the covert effort did not have any impact on the vote count, NBC News reported.
This article was posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 8:43 am