Russian hackers targeted 21 U.S. states during election: U.S. official

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 21, 2017 10:40 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russian hackers targeted election systems belonging to 21 U.S. states in last year's presidential election, a U.S. official told Congress on Wednesday.

Jeanatte Manfra, the acting deputy undersecretary of cyber security at the Department of Homeland Security, declined to identify which states had been targeted, citing confidentiality agreements.

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(Reporting by Dustin Volz; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)