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electionlineWeekly — June 8, 2017

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 V. Tech Thursday

As was reported this week, leaked documents from the National Security Agency imply that Russia’s military agency launched a cyberattack on a VRSystems, a Florida-based elections systems company that works with at least eight states. At least one VRSystem employee account was compromised and then hackers sent emails to elections officials at the state and county level. State and county elections officials [Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Ohio, South Carolina, and Washington] were quick to assure the public that their systems had not been breached, although officials in some states are working to figure out if counties were breached. The National Association of Secretaries of State issued a statement reiterating the security of the nation’s voting system.