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Russian hackers targeted 21 election systems, says US official

There was no evidence of any votes being manipulated in US 2016 elections, official said

Reuters 

Russian hackers targeted 21 US state election systems in the 2016 presidential race and a small number were breached but there was no evidence any votes were manipulated, a Homeland Security Department official told Congress on Wednesday. Jeanette Manfra, the department's acting deputy undersecretary of cyber security, testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee.   US intelligence agencies have concluded the Kremlin orchestrated a wide-ranging influence operation that included email hacking and online propaganda to discredit Democratic presidential candidate ...

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First Published: Thu, June 22 2017. 19:18 IST
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