Hackers tried to infiltrate state's voter registration system almost 150,000 times on US election day
Hackers tried to access South Carolina’s voter registration system almost 150,000 times on Election Day alone, a new report from the state’s Election Commission has revealed. The report plays into a larger pattern of attempted hacking in the 2016 election, in which the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says more than 20 US states were targeted. Intelligence officials believe much of the election meddling was carried out by Russian hackers.
22 September, 2017 DHS Begins Notifying States of Russian Hacks Rachel Maddow reports that even though the election was months ago, the Department of Homeland Security is only now calling every state individually to let them know if they were targetted by Russian hacking efforts.