Russians targeted Pennsylvania election system, state told

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman

State election officials say SC was not one of 21 states whose election systems were breached by Russian hackers before the 2016 elections.

Rosenberg says state officials were aware of the scan at the time it occurred but were not aware that Russian Federation was involved until they were told by DHS.

A spokesman for Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday that Pennsylvania was one of the 21 states targeted by the Russians.

Haas said the commission is seeking more specific information, including when the scanning activity occurred in 2016. "The security protocols we already have in place made us aware of these attempted intrusions by Russian IP addresses throughout the course of the 2016 election", Wyman said.

The only aspect of Maine's election system that is accessible via the internet is the Central Voter Registration database, and it is protected by user passwords, a firewall and regular monitoring by in-house cybersecurity staff, the department said.

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Wisconsin Elections Commission assistant administrator Meagan McCord Wolfe says the state is creating the security planning team to prepare for 2018 and in response to the ongoing national conversation about election security.

Meanwhile, the state is moving ahead with implementing a new election security plan by early 2018.

A Bloomberg News story in June reported that during the 2016 elections, hackers hit voting systems or databases in 39 states.

The election for U.S. Senate and governor tops the November 2018 ballot in Wisconsin, but there are dozens of other local races to be decided. There is also a spring election in April where an open seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court will be filled.

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