WASHINGTON – The state of Georgia is asking President-elect Donald Trump to investigate what Georgia says are “failed cyber-attacks” on the secretary of state of the network that can be traced back to the federal Homeland Security Department.
Secretary of state Brian Kemp says his staff has found nine instances in computers can be traced back to the Homeland Security Department appeared to try to “infiltrate” the state of the network.
Kemp says the cases do not raise big red flags. He says that they corresponded to dates and times he was speaking out against the ministry, the appointment of the elections systems as “critical infrastructure.”
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (jay) Johnson said what appeared to be a scan on Nov. 15 came from the workstation of an investigation-federal contractor try to confirm new employees’ professional licenses.