Georgia Secretary of State confirms 10 cyber-attacks were traced to Homeland Security
Amid unconfirmed reports that Russia hacked into the system and tried to influence the outcome of the election Georgia’s Secretary of State has confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security hacked into that state’s system 10 times.
Here is when these attacks took place:
The first one happened on Feb. 2, the day after Georgia’s voter registration deadline. The next one took place just days before the SEC primary. Another occurred in May, the day before the general primary, and then two more took place in November, the day before and the day of the presidential election.
As I mentioned above, these attacks have been traced back to Homeland Security:
The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office now confirms 10 separate cyberattacks on its network were all traced back to U.S. Department of Homeland Security addresses.
In an exclusive interview, a visibly frustrated Secretary of State Brian Kemp confirmed the attacks of different levels on his agency’s network over the last 10 months. He says they all traced back to DHS internet provider addresses.
Supposedly these were just “vulnerability scans” but DHS keeps changing its story and the timing is suspicious. In addition to the examples I provided about there is this:
Kemp says several of those scans came around the same time he testified before Congress about his opposition to a federal plan to classify election systems as “critical infrastructure,” like power plants and financial systems.
Move along, nothing to see here.
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