Finally. Actual Russian hacking. Not more of this Steele Dossier baloney or Facebook ads jibba-jabba. I have one more post in me today. Here it is.
The Russian government successfully hacked into the voter rolls in a small number of US states during the run-up to the 2016 election, it was revealed on Wednesday.
Jeanette Manfra, the Homeland Security official tasked with securing the system from hackers, told NBC News that a total of 21 states were targeted and “an exceptionally small number of them were actually successfully penetrated.”
The article went on to note that the Russians had previously hacked the Social Security Death Master File. They were then able to cross reference the names of the deceased and remove the names of dead people from the voter rolls in all 21 states. And that is why Hillary lost the election.
Amazing, if true, but what was the point of it? Why not delete names or change information, cause some real chaos by preventing people from voting? Perhaps we’ll never know.
*Totally unrelated Wikileaks tweet