The United States accused Russian hackers in the attack on the system of election commissions in 21 States
Moscow. June 21. INTERFAX.RU System of election commissions 21 American state was chosen by the Russian hackers as targets for the Commission of cyber attacks before the presidential elections in the United States in 2016, reports the Hill, citing a statement by the representative of the Ministry of internal security of the United States.
“We have evidence that election-related systems in 21 States was attacked”, — the newspaper quotes the words of Deputy assistant division cybersecurity and communications of the Ministry of homeland security Janet Manfre.
This statement Manfra made, speaking at a hearing of the Senate special Committee on intelligence, US. She didn’t specify what it was the States, but noted that the electoral authorities in these States were aware of the probability of committing cyber attacks.
The newspaper also reported that the assistant Director of the counterintelligence division of the FBI bill Prestep said that there was “no doubt that Russia was behind it.”
At the same time, last week Bloomberg, citing sources familiar with the investigation “case of Russia”, said that according to him the Russian hackers managed to gain access to computer systems 39 us States in the summer and autumn of last year, but they have not tried to falsify the results of the presidential elections in 2016.
Currently in the United States is the investigation of a possible attempt of the Russian intervention in the 2016 elections. Oversees the investigation former FBI Director Robert Mueller, whom the U.S. justice Department appointed a special Prosecutor.