Colorado Targeted By Russia During 2016 Election

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced last week that he had been notified by the Department of Homeland Security, that Colorado Election systems had been scanned by the Russians prior to the 2016 Presidential Election. This makes Colorado one of the 21 states the Department of Homeland Security had previously stated were targeted by Russian activity during the last election. According to Williams, the scan was similar to burglars jiggling the doors of a house and moving on when they realize the doors are locked. According to the Department of Homeland Security, Colorado was not attacked, probed, breached, infiltrated or penetrated. Williams says this was a scan that many computer systems are regularly targeted by, which happens hundreds if not thousands of times per day. According to Williams, scans of this nature are the reason the Secretary of States office vigilantly monitors the states election systems around the clock.

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