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    FBI says foreign hackers penetrated state election systems

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    August 29, 2016

    The FBI has uncovered evidence that foreign hackers penetrated two state election databases in recent weeks, prompting the bureau to warn election officials across the country to take new steps to enhance the security of their computer systems, according to federal and state law enforcement officials.

    The FBI warning, contained in a “flash” alert from the FBI’s Cyber Division, a copy of which was obtained by Yahoo News, comes amid heightened concerns among U.S. intelligence officials about the possibility of cyberintrusions, potentially by Russian state-sponsored hackers, aimed at disrupting the November elections.

    Those concerns prompted Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to convene a conference call with state election officials on Aug. 15, in which he offered his department’s help to make state voting systems more secure, including providing federal cyber security experts to scan for vulnerabilities, according to a “readout” of the call released by the department.

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    Barger noted that that one of the IP addresses listed in the FBI alert has surfaced before in Russian criminal underground hacker forums. He also said the method of attack on one of the state election systems — including the types of tools used by the hackers to scan for vulnerabilities and exploit them — appear to resemble methods used in other suspected Russian state-sponsored cyberattacks, including one just this month on the World Anti-Doping Agency.
    Opps - the Russians again.
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    Election will be rigged all right! Donald gonna win.
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    He does seem to be the candidate preferred by Russian hackers.
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    But an unsecured server with Secrets with National security implications was totally safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    He does seem to be the candidate preferred by Russian hackers.
    naw that woujld be the candidate that was too stupid to use a secure server. If it was so secure why is it WikiLeaks have the emails?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    naw that woujld be the candidate that was too stupid to use a secure server. If it was so secure why is it WikiLeaks have the emails?
    If you're saying the Russians in general and Vladimir Putin would prefer for Hillary Clinton to be the next President, well, you would be WRONG.
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    After these events, all electronic voting systems need to be placed under direct federal oversight to spot computer based irregularities. We need the very best cyber experts in the nation watching our rolls like a hawk, and any significant (4 or more points) result divergence from exit polls in an electronic voting precinct should be subject to judicial review.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    If you're saying the Russians in general and Vladimir Putin would prefer for Hillary Clinton to be the next President, well, you would be WRONG.


    Who gave Russia the "Recharge Button"

    Which Candidate has receive money from Russia personally through Her Foundation and Through speaking fees paid to her Husband.

    Which Canidate handed them access to 18% of our Uranium reserves?

    Nuff Said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    But an unsecured server with Secrets with National security implications was totally safe.
    Which has nothing to do with this topic.

    This russian hack should scare the crap out of you.
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