Russian state-sponsored cyber actors "conducted an unprecedented level of activity against state election infrastructure in the run-up to the 2016 U.S. elections," the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence concludes in the first volume of its report on Russia's efforts to interference in America's most recent presidential election.
Released yesterday, volume one focuses specifically on Russia's attempts to infiltrate, spy on and diminish confidence in U.S. electoral infrastructure, including states' voter registration databases, voting systems, election websites, and electoral boards, officers and staff members. The heavily redacted report, overseen by Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-Va.), incorporates details gleaned from hearings, interviews, and reviewed intelligence from 2017-2019.
The report said there is no evidence supporting the notion that actual vote tallies were changed, noting however that the committee's insight into this particular matter was limited. Moreover, the document states that although Russian-sponsored hackers had sufficient access to delete or modify voter registration information, they don't appear to have done so.
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