"We saw a targeting of 21 states and an exceptionally small number of them were actually successfully penetrated", Jeanette Manfra, the Department of Homeland Security's head of cybersecurity, told NBC News in a report published on Wednesday. There was no evidence that any registration rolls were compromised.
The document also stipulated that the report served to "inform United States foreign visitor screening, immigrant vetting and on-going evaluations of United States-based individuals who might have a higher risk of becoming radicalized and conducting a violent attack".
Russian targeting of voter registration databases became known in the months leading up to the election, when the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned state governments that hackers had infiltrated the Illinois State Board of Elections and attempted to do the same in Arizona.
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Assange's lawyers believe there is a secret USA indictment that will end up with him in an American court. Assange's lawyer, Mark Summers, replied they were "exceptional circumstances" in his client's case.
The attempted intrusions were aimed at targeted online systems including registration databases, not the voting itself or tabulation machines used on Election Day.
"W$3 e have no idea why the Homeland Security Department didn't notify these states before today, since they've known at least since June which states were attacked", she said.
That conclusion was based on risk factors such as being young, male, and having come to the USA from "the Middle East, South Asia or Africa".
"I think it's important we just continue to say to Russia, 'Look, you think we don't see what you're doing".
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The S&P 500 Index is now 5% off its recent highs-after a record-setting 406 trading days without such a pullback. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 rose 0.3 percent to 21,700.94 while South Korea's Kospi jumped 0.7 percent to 2,414.26.
News said Wednesday that it had contacted the 21 states that were targeted. "If you don't, you're going to just continue to invite consequences for yourself, '" Tillerson told Fox News.
Tillerson also said he believed Russian Federation was already attempting to tamper in the 2018 midterm elections.
Special counsel Robert Mueller, meanwhile, is looking into possible collusion between Trump's campaign and the Russians.
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I heard Valdano say on television in Spain: 'I loved the football of the 1990s.' I agree with him. In 10 months, over the whole season, sometimes it is against you, sometimes it is for you.