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Yahoo News: FBI Detects Foreign Cyber Breach Against Election Databases

cyber-hack-network-computerThe FBI has discovered evidence that foreign hackers breached two state election databases and one attack resulted to voter registration data theft, Yahoo News reported Monday.

Michael Isikoff writes the FBI’s cyber division issued an alert that stated the bureau has launched an investigation this summer on hacking incidents against two unnamed state election websites.

Yahoo News reports voter registration databases in Arizona and Illinois were the targets.

Ken Menzel, general counsel of the Illinois board of elections, told Yahoo News officials shut down the state’s voter registration system in July after hackers extracted personal data on approximately 200,000 voters.

An Arizona state official told the website malicious software was introduced into its voter registration system but no data was stolen.

The FBI identified eight different IP addresses as sources of the two attacks and one IP address was used in both incidents, Yahoo News stated.

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