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posted by cmn32480 on Saturday October 01 2016, @10:48AM   Printer-friendly
from the your-vote-really-doesn't-count dept.

An anonymous Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official has told several media outlets that hackers have targeted voter registration systems in 20 states.

It also has been reported that nine, and more recently, 18 states, have sought assistance from the DHS to "help improve cyber security for their election systems":

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a Senate hearing Tuesday that 18 states have taken up his agency's offer to help improve cyber security for their election systems, in the wake of suspected breaches blamed on Russian hackers. "We are seeing a limited number of instances where there have been efforts through cyber intrusions to get into the online presence of various state election agencies. And, one or two of them have been successful, others have not," Johnson said at a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing.

[...] Asked by Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, whether hackers are seeking to change votes, Johnson said: "What we are seeing are efforts to get into voter registration rolls, the identity of registered voters, things of that nature, not to change a ballot count." Johnson said the matter was still an active investigation and that the source of the intrusions hadn't been concluded.

US officials briefed on the investigation have told CNN that an intrusion in an Illinois voter registration database and an attempted breach in Arizona are believed to be the work of hackers working for Russian spy agencies. US officials say there's strong evidence that Russian government hackers are behind a series [of] other cyber-attacks against the Democratic National Committee and other affiliated political organizations.


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  • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 01 2016, @10:58AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 01 2016, @10:58AM (#408717)

    The Republic has been broken. Better to let Emperor Obama appoint his own successor now. The People can't be trusted to choose.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 01 2016, @11:44AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 01 2016, @11:44AM (#408727)

    You mean Emperor Soetoro. Baraq Hussein Soetoro, a citizen of Indonesia and an agent of Saudi Arabia.

    • (Score: 2) by Pslytely Psycho on Saturday October 01 2016, @12:32PM

      by Pslytely Psycho (1218) on Saturday October 01 2016, @12:32PM (#408742)

      Found the Trumpeteer!
      You forgot, however, to repeat the lie three times to make it true.
      Team TP would be disappointed in you.

      As a wise scholar once said: "My name is Cornholio, I need TP for my bunghole!"

      --
      Trump succeeds in making Nixon look respectable, Mission Accomplished!
      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 01 2016, @01:06PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 01 2016, @01:06PM (#408748)

        You've been trolled.

  • (Score: 2) by fritsd on Saturday October 01 2016, @01:47PM

    by fritsd (4586) on Saturday October 01 2016, @01:47PM (#408762) Journal

    The Republic has been broken. Better to let Emperor Obama appoint his own successor now. The People can't be trusted to choose.

    Oh, look! I can troll, too! And better than you as well:

    If I understand correctly, all presidents of the USA, upto now, have stopped being president, when their term was officially up. They relinquished their power, as they were supposed to do according to the law.

    I think president Barack Hussein Obama will also relinquish his power in a few months.

    I think president Hillary Clinton would relinquish her power after her time is up.

    I think president Donald Trump would elect his horse as a consul, and crown his daughter Ivanka as empress of the USA, after his term in office is up. And maybe his sycophant, Ted Cruz, as high priest.

    What do you think? He's old enough to have seen I C-C-C-Claudius..

    The Americans are sick and tired of voting for presidents, while their country inevitably slides down into chaos as their empire wanes.
    They are ripe for a good old-fashioned, divinely-appointed EMPEROR TRUMP of the USA and Puerto Rico.

    Maybe 2016 is America's 1672 "Rampjaar" [wikipedia.org], where they disembowel their haughty intelligent elites [wikipedia.org],
    eat their balls [wikipedia.org], and instead choose to follow a completely non-elite "man of the people",
    such as King William III of England and the Netherlands [wikipedia.org].

    You're right: say goodbye to your republic.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 02 2016, @01:16AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 02 2016, @01:16AM (#408930)

      instead choose to follow a completely non-elite "man of the people"

      Its hilarious that so many people think a billionaire born into money is a non-elite "man of the people".

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 02 2016, @02:32AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 02 2016, @02:32AM (#408959)

        instead choose to follow a completely non-elite "man of the people"

        Its hilarious that so many people think a billionaire born into money is a non-elite "man of the people".

        Especially when he has bragged in the past about bribing^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hmaking hefty campaign contributions to both parties to ensure he has influence over whomever wins the election. Man of the people, indeed.