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Illinois voter data likely targeted in Russia hacking

Posted On: Jul 14, 2018   |   Posted By: WGN TV

Russian intelligence officers were charged Friday with hacking into the email servers of the democratic party and the Clinton campaign. Illinois state officials said based on a reference in the indictment, it is likely they also stole voter data from Illinois.
Ahead of the 2016 election, state officials say the database of the Illinois Board of Elections was very likely hacked by Russian intelligence agents.
“Not one vote was changed in Illinois based on what happened two years ago,” said Illinois State Board of Ellections' Matt Dietrich. “Not one vote was attempted to be changed based on that. That was not the object.”
Federal authorities believed the personal information of a half-million Illinois voters was stolen. But using different methodology, state officials say that number is 76,000.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced conspiracy charges Friday against 12 Russians. The bulk of the 29-page indictment details how they targeted more than 300 people associated with Democratic campaign...

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