HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s top elections official says he thinks Russian hackers who tried to access the state’s election systems last year had hoped to alter voter registration records in an effort to sow confusion and frustration.READ MORE: Dump Truck Collides With Train, Route 51 In Jefferson Hills Expected To Be Shut Down All Morning
Secretary of State Pedro Cortes said Monday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has given him very little information about the supposed attempts by Russian hackers.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Named Among The Clumsiest Cities In The United States
Cortes says a homeland security official first informed his agency in a minutes-long call Friday that Pennsylvania was one of 21 states said to have been targeted by Russian hackers. Cortes says all evidence points to the hackers’ attempts being unsuccessful.
Cortes says Pennsylvania will seek more information about the matter, including why it took so long for the federal government to notify them.MORE NEWS: Opening Day Set For 2022 Trout Season In Pennsylvania
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