Russia behind compromise of seven states’ voter registration systems

SC Magazine | Feb 28, 2018

During the waning days of his administration after he’d order a probe into election interference, the intelligence community reportedly told former President Barack Obama that Russian hackers had compromised voter registration systems or websites in seven states and, though the states were told of the breaches, the administration didn’t divulge who had orchestrated them.

“Russia – or any bad actor – only needs to find one open door to get into a state’s network. Considering how complex these networks are – with employees on mobile devices, working remotely, etc. – it’s no wonder they snuck in,” said RedSeal CEO Ray Rothrock, author of the book “Digital Resilience: Is Your Company Ready for the Next Cyber Threat?”