Jeanette Manfra, the head of cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security confirmed on Wednesday that Russia successfully registration of voters hacked rolls out in the 2016 presidential elections.
The head of cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security revealed on Wednesday that Russia managed to hack registration of voters rolls out of several States, while the 2016 presidential elections.
U.S. intelligence official Jeanette Manfra told NBC News Department saw a small number of States, in which Moscow was “successfully” able to hack voters-systems, although it does not change any evidence that the registration has been rolling in anyway.
“We saw an alignment of the 21 States, and an exceptionally small number of them have actually been successfully penetrated,” she said.
She refused to go into any more detail about the secret information, but said there was “no doubt” that the Russian government is behind the attacks.
Their comments came in the same week, Secretary of state, Rex Tillerson confirmed that hackers have already the orientation of the upcoming elections.
“I think it is important that we continue to say to Russia, ” Look, you don’t think that we can see what you’re doing. We see it, and you need to stop. If you don’t, just go ahead to download consequences for themselves,'” Tillerson told Fox News.
After the 2016 presidential election, US intelligence officials noted Russia pointed out deliberate attempts to undermine the American democracy by influencing the voters via social media platforms.
A special counsel was appointed shortly to look into possible collusion between the Trump camp and Moscow.
President Donald Trump has vehemently opposed the White house refused to cooperate with Russia in any way.