US intelligence has found evidence that hackers supported by the Russian government, made an attack on the electoral system of the seven States during the presidential election in 2016, according to NBC News, citing three senior representatives of U.S. intelligence.
According to sources, it is about the States of Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Texas and Wisconsin.
The electoral system was «trying to compromise in various ways», including hacking and penetration rate in the database about registration of voters.
All of these actions, according to interlocutors, was made before the election in 2016. Then officials in Washington warned the authorities of some of the States that ahead of the elections the electoral system «investigate certain foreign entities.» That it was hackers, which supports the Russian government, officials did not warn, the sources noted.
It is noted that the corresponding secret report was prepared by U.S. intelligence in recent weeks, the presidency of Barack Obama. At the same time all the interviewed high-ranking U.S. officials agreed that none of the voters due to hacker attacks, Russia was not suspended from voting, and the results of the election changes were not exposed.
Federal officials expressed concern that «the Russians will come back» during the upcoming elections in the U.S. Congress in November 2018. They believe that in 2016, the Russian hackers laid the groundwork for a future attack.
In October 2016 the United States government officially accused Russia of hacking into the servers of American political parties, and meddling in the presidential election process in the country. In the Kremlin these charges are called «nonsense».
10 December 2016, the CIA concluded that Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election to help Trump win. The speaker of the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov, has called such allegations «obscene». In the published us intelligence report says that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered to start a campaign for intervention in U.S. elections.
On 16 February 2018, the U.S. Department of justice filed charges in the case of the intervention in the presidential election of 2016, 13 citizens of Russia and three companies. The defendants are the Russian entrepreneur Yevgeny Prigozhin, who is called «Putin’s cook» as well as Mikhail Bystrov, Mikhail Burchik, Alexander Krylov, Anna Bogacheva, Sergei Polozov, Maria Bouda, Robert Bowd, Ceyhun Nasimi oglu Aslanov, Vadim Podkopaev, Irina Kaverina, Gleb Vasil, Vladimir Wreaths. In the case where the «Agency of Internet research“, “Concord Management and Consulting» and «Concord catering».
US intelligence has found evidence of hacker attacks Russia on the voting system seven States – NBC News 28.02.2018