DHS Notifies Election Officials in 21 States About Russian Hacking

The Department of Homeland Security contacted election officials in 21 states to notify them that they had been targeted by Russian government hackers during the 2016 election campaign. Three months ago, DHS officials said that people connected to the Russian government tried to hack voter registration files or public election sites in 21 states, but this was the first time that government officials contacted individual state election officials to let them know their systems had been targeted.