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Two More States Confirm Election Hacks Traced to US Government

West Virginia, Kentucky and Georgia say they were targeted by election-related cyberattacks that have been traced back to the Department of Homeland Security.


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Last week we reported that the State of Georgia had traced an attempted break-in to its voter registration database to none other than the famous Russian government agency, the Department of Homeland Security.

Now it has been revealed that Kentucky and West Virginia "have confirmed suspected cyberattacks linked to the same U.S. Department of Homeland Security IP address as last month’s massive attack in Georgia". There must be some way to blame Moscow:

<figcaption>It's a well known fact that the Department of Homeland Security is a Kremlin front</figcaption>
It's a well known fact that the Department of Homeland Security is a Kremlin front

While there could be an "innocent" explanation for such attacks (testing network security, for example), the Department of Homeland Security did not inform any of these states — before or after the attacks — that they had been conducted, for security-checking purposes or otherwise. In other words: These states still don't know why DHS targeted, and they're still waiting for an answer:

In the past week, the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office has confirmed 10 separate cyberattacks on its network over the past 10 months that were traced back to DHS addresses.

"We're being told something that they think they have it figured out, yet nobody's really showed us how this happened,” Kemp said. "We need to know."

He says the new information from the two other states presents even more reason to be concerned.

"So now this just raises more questions that haven't been answered about this and continues to raise the alarms and concern that I have," Kemp said.

Georgia's Secretary of State says he has already sent an appeal to the incoming Trump administration, asking for assistance in resolving this bizarre string of cyber attacks.

Stay tuned.


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