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Russian hackers suspected in the attack on the American system of counting of votes

Russian hackers suspected in the attack on the American system of counting of votes

by sigismund » 2016-08-30 18:27:48


the FBI believes a Russian cyber-criminals guilty of hacking into the systems of registration of voters in the States of Arizona and Illinois.


The recent attack on systems of voter registration the United States has become the reason for the closure system of one of the States for 10 days. As reported by Yahoo News, the main victims of hacker attacks become the States of Arizona and Illinois.

The attackers were able to steal the credentials of one of the members of the election Commission County hill (Arizona), as well as personal data about 200 thousand voters of Illinois. After ascertaining the scale of the attack, the authorities were forced to suspend the registration system.

According to representatives of the FBI, the responsibility for the incident lies with the hackers working for the Russian government, reports The Washington Post.
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov denies suspicions and declares innocence Russian authorities to cyberterrorism.
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