We are only aware of a handful of our customers who actually received the fraudulent email and of those, we have no indication that any of them clicked on the attachment or were compromised as a result. Even the reports of the National Security Agency reveal that they continued their trial of hacking until the last vote of US.
And late Tuesday, Wayne County Clerk Debra Berry said she received confirmation from VR Systems that no IN counties were impacted, adding the primary focus was customers IN Florida.
It's important to note, elections official said, the state of IN does not contract with VR Systems.
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Security experts for years have warned that electronic voting, even without an internet connection, may be vulnerable in the United States, where a patchwork of systems run by states and municipalities have varying degrees of protection. Sumter officials did not respond to requests for comment, and it is unclear if they received the email. The emails included an attached Microsoft Word document infected with malware that appeared to be a user manual but if opened could give hackers wide access to a computer.
US intelligence is still gathering new evidence of Russian cyberattacks before election day.
There is no evidence any of that happened last Election Day.
Seminole Supervisor of Elections Michael Ertel uses VR Systems software for voter registration but not the software for identifying voters at the polls, which was the target of the cyberattack attempt.
Sanders said that the county is now seeking a new vendor to provide the polling software, but said it was due to changes in state regulations and not in any way related to the hacking incident. "It does upset me", she said.
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An initial phishing email was sent on October 31 to former Volusia Elections Supervisor Ann McFall, who had retired months earlier but whose account remained active.
The elections "department participated in an informational call with the Federal Bureau of Investigation related to elections security at the end of September 2016 where they alerted officials for the need to maintain security measures, but there was no indication of a Florida-specific issue".
According to the report, just days before the election, likely on October 31 or November 1, the hackers posed as an employee of VR Systems, sending corrupt emails to 122 people, likely election officials or others involved in the management of voter registration systems across the country, hoping someone would accidentally take the bait.
Secretary of State Alex Padilla told the Mercury News on Tuesday that his office has found that any other county besides Humboldt County used VR Systems equipment.
"But I didn't know that it was a vendor that was contracted with Hart and part of a system we had in place", Sanders said.
Bruce Schneier, chief technology officer of IBM Resilient and a fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center, said the report shows the weaknesses of U.S. election systems.
Warner did not directly address the classified intelligence report published Monday by The Intercept, an online news outlet.
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"We're getting the opportunity to look at our system in a down time to ensure we don't have nay problems going forward", she said.