Wisconsin elections targeted by Russian hackers

Wisconsin elections targeted by Russian hackers

State election officials say SC was not one of 21 states whose election systems were breached by Russian hackers before the 2016 elections. The Associated Press reports that in most cases, the systems were not breached.

Wisconsin elections officials have created a security team and are putting together a formal security plan amid concerns about Russia's meddling in the USA election previous year and evolving cyber-security risks.

State Election Commission spokesman Chris Whitmire said the Department of Homeland Security called officials in SC on Friday to tell them the state was not hacked.

Nuclear powers refrain from signing United Nations treaty on banning nukes
But delays in getting eight more countries to ratify the treaty mean that it still has not entered into force. However, nuclear-armed States and most of their allies stayed out of the negotiations.

Early this summer, DHS officials announced that 21 states' elections systems were targeted during the election, but did it not name the states.

The disclosure to the states comes as a special counsel probes whether there was any coordination during the 2016 presidential campaign between Russian Federation and associates of Donald Trump.

Also, amid concerns of Russian meddling in last fall's presidential election, the Wisconsin Elections Commission has created a security team and is assembling a formal security plan, with the goal of preventing security breaches.

How To Watch The Emmy Awards Online
Also on hand will be cast members of Saturday Night Live and Westworld , both of which lead with 22 nominations each. CBS isn't planning to air a pre-show, but E! will broadcast live from the red carpet starting at 4:30 EST.

The state Elections Commission said Homeland Security gave a description of the attempted hack.

Federal investigators and the Senate Judiciary Committee are investigating Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election. The president calls the story a hoax. That commission has requested information on voters from every state, including Wisconsin, and posed a series of questions about the security of elections in the state.

Washington state uses the updated software and "best practices and security measures" to try to ensure honest elections, she said. Walker is expected to seek a third term and Democratic U.S. Sen.

Mamata congratulates PV Sindhu on winning Korea Open Super Series title
The match, pitting together two unseeded players, was far lower in quality than the women's affair. Okuhara attempted to tire Sindhu again with the longest rally of the match lasting 56 shots.

Related Articles

  • Who's the shadowy Russian group behind the Facebook ads?

    Who's the shadowy Russian group behind the Facebook ads?

    And users will have to be able to visit the page and see all the ads they are now running to any audience on Facebook. However, Facebook declined on grounds of privacy and disclosure terms of user accounts.
    Kylie Jenner is pregnant, according to reports

    Kylie Jenner is pregnant, according to reports

    Sources additionally say 25-year-old Travis Scott , Kylie's beau, has likewise been telling his companions. According to TMZ , she started telling people at the Day N Night Fest in Anaheim, CA, earlier this month.
    Jamaal Lascelles hails Newcastle United's team spirit

    Jamaal Lascelles hails Newcastle United's team spirit

    Newcastle United climbed up to fourth in the table with a third successive Premier League win as Stoke City were unable to capitalise on some bad finishing from the home team.
  • War with Iran or North Korea could involve deadly chemical weapons

    War with Iran or North Korea could involve deadly chemical weapons

    A freeze on North Korea's nuclear program in exchange for cessation of US war games is a viable short term compromise. Officials in Germany, which holds an election Sunday, have been adamant that there must be a diplomatic solution.
    Caribbean islands brace again as storm strengthens to Hurricane Maria

    Caribbean islands brace again as storm strengthens to Hurricane Maria

    Lee , the third storm in the Atlantic, fizzled from a tropical storm to a tropical depression Sunday, the hurricane center said. As of the 5pm advisory Sunday, Maria had maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour and was moving WNW at 15 miles per hour .
    Clemson Closing the Gap on Alabama

    Clemson Closing the Gap on Alabama

    Six ranked teams lost on Saturday, including four to unranked teams, shaking up the bottom of the Top 25. Washington State (3-0) is 18th, Florida (1-1) is No. 20 and South Florida (3-0) is No. 21.
  • 11 talking points as Manchester clubs take control at the top

    11 talking points as Manchester clubs take control at the top

    Mourinho is a huge admirer of the Spanish midfielder and sees him as an important member of his dressing room at the Theatre of Dreams.
    Civilian killed, five injured in fresh ceasefire violation along J&K border

    Civilian killed, five injured in fresh ceasefire violation along J&K border

    According tot the report, no casualties were reported in the unprovoked firing which began at midnight and continued till 6.45 am. Yesterday, a BSF jawan attained martyrdom as Pakistan fired unprovoked on worldwide border in Arnia sector of Jammu .
    Judge: Justice Department can't deny grant money for sanctuary cities

    Judge: Justice Department can't deny grant money for sanctuary cities

    As a presidential candidate, Trump pledged to ramp up deportations and build a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border. Total funding for such grants this year was $383.5 million, according to the Justice Department.
  • Ryanair to delay pilot leave as carrier battles cancellations

    Ryanair to delay pilot leave as carrier battles cancellations

    He dismissed talk of possible industrial action, including reported plans for a work-to-rule, saying: "There isn't a union". But a group of pilots rejected that offer on Thursday and threatened to launch a "work to rule" campaign.
    Tropical Storm Jose Moving On, Eyes Shift To Hurricane Maria

    Tropical Storm Jose Moving On, Eyes Shift To Hurricane Maria

    In his last message, he made an appeal for global aid, writing: "We will need help, my friends, we will need help of all kinds". Aside from the islands already damaged by the Category 5 Irma , Maria also battered Caribbean islands that were spared by Irma.
    Harry Dean Stanton Passes Away at Age 91

    Harry Dean Stanton Passes Away at Age 91

    Rest in peace". " 'Paris, Texas' allowed me to play empathy", Stanton told a questioner, "and I'm spelling that with a capital C". Occasionally you would hear Stanton sing; music was his other love - he sang and played harmonica onstage and off.