soulflower

Russian Breach of 39 States Threatens Future U.S. Elections

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Bloomberg:

Russia’s cyberattack on the U.S. electoral system before Donald Trump’s election was far more widespread than has been publicly revealed, including incursions into voter databases and software systems in almost twice as many states as previously reported.

In Illinois, investigators found evidence that cyber intruders tried to delete or alter voter data. The hackers accessed software designed to be used by poll workers on Election Day, and in at least one state accessed a campaign finance database. Details of the wave of attacks, in the summer and fall of 2016, were provided by three people with direct knowledge of the U.S. investigation into the matter. In all, the Russian hackers hit systems in a total of 39 states, one of them said.

The scope and sophistication so concerned Obama administration officials that they took an unprecedented step -- complaining directly to Moscow over a modern-day “red phone.” In October, two of the people said, the White House contacted the Kremlin on the back channel to offer detailed documents of what it said was Russia’s role in election meddling and to warn that the attacks risked setting off a broader conflict.

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-06-13/russian-breach-of-39-states-threatens-future-u-s-elections

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And these nice folks got to have a private meeting in the White House.

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3 minutes ago, Norman said:

And these nice folks got to have a private meeting in the White House.

And Trump knows this yet pretends Russia did nothing wrong

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1 minute ago, soulflower said:

And Trump knows this yet pretends Russia did nothing wrong

Perhaps Russia did something wrong with the 2016 election and Trump knows it.

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I wonder if, in the deep, dark, recesses of the rwnj 'mind', there exists a small spot, the tiniest speck, of genuine regret at having fallen for the most obvious Russian propaganda campaign in history.

...hook, line, and sinker.

 

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6 minutes ago, gonzoliberal said:

I wonder if, in the deep, dark, recesses of the rwnj 'mind', there exists a small spot, the tiniest speck, of genuine regret at having fallen for the most obvious Russian propaganda campaign in history.

...hook, line, and sinker.

 

None whatsoever.  Just call this more fake news and move on.

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1 hour ago, ncbirdfan said:

Perhaps Russia did something wrong with the 2016 election and Trump knows it.

The only logical explanation is that Trump was complicit in some way

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I suspect we'll hear the U.S. is lifting the sanctions on Russia soon. 

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If this happened, and so much damage had been done.  Maybe the former president should have done more than tell them to stop.

Simple solution, paper ballots and show up with your voter registration card and an id.

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3 minutes ago, overtaxed said:

If this happened, and so much damage had been done.  Maybe the former president should have done more than tell them to stop.

Simple solution, paper ballots and show up with your voter registration card and an id.

You are assuming the former president knew the extent of the problem.

I like the idea of paper ballots and voter registration card and ID.

I think there is something odd about Donny's cozy relationship with the Russians and this problem. 

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14 minutes ago, overtaxed said:

If this happened, and so much damage had been done.  Maybe the former president should have done more than tell them to stop.

Simple solution, paper ballots and show up with your voter registration card and an id.

Simple for you, but not for a lot of other people.

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4 minutes ago, hst2 said:

Simple for you, but not for a lot of other people.

Seems fairly straight forward, why wouldn't it be for a lot of other people?

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Another option would be, keep the local precinct network offline, connect when voting is ready to begin, download the registration data for the precinct, then take them back offline until voting is complete. When voting closes, tally the votes, reconnect, upload the results and then take them offline, which keeps the local copy of the results secure. 

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Where there are computers, there are hackers.  I'm sure that this has been going on for quite a while, and not just by Russians (think, home-grown cyber terrorists trying to alter election results).

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7 minutes ago, mcorioles said:

You guys didn't get the memo?

 

 

So Russia committed no cyberattacks on the US electoral system (topic of this thread)?

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2 hours ago, ncbirdfan said:

Perhaps Russia did something wrong with the 2016 election and Trump knows it.

Ask him,he opened the door......

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