The system of voter registration in the States of Arizona and Illinois has undergone to hacker attack, which, according to the FBI, unable to stand the Russian cyber criminals. This was stated by Matt Roberts, a spokesman for Secretary of the state of Arizona Michelle Regan, reports The Washington Post.
According to him, the FBI described the attack as “significant”, resulting in the voter registration system of the state was disabled for almost a week. The audit revealed that the hackers failed to compromise any of the state network, however, it was stolen user name and password of one of the employees of the election Commission in the district of Hilo.
Roberts added that the FBI did not specify whether the hackers are common criminals or they were hired by the Russian government. FBI officials declined to comment.
That FBI revealed evidence of penetration of foreign hackers in the database of voter registration in Arizona and Illinois, said on the eve of Yahoo News. According to the chief as corporate counsel of the Commission on the monitoring of elections in Illinois Ken Menzel, the state had 10 days to close the registration system after it became clear that the attackers stole personal data of 200 thousand voters.
Earlier this year hacker attack suffered by the servers of the US Democratic party. The presidential candidate of the Democrats, Hillary Clinton blamed the hacking on the Russian hackers.
In the Kremlin involvement in the incident was rejected. In particular, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that “the Russian authorities of” “never engaged in cyber terrorism”.