Illinois Elections Board Offers More Information on Hacking Incident

Illinois Public Radio reports:

The State Board of Elections says hackers gained access to the information of 80-thousand Illinois voters — including their social security numbers and driver’s licenses.

Elections officials say hackers had access to Illinois’ system for nearly three weeks before they were detected. They did get access to personal information, but officials say that’s about it.

Senator Michael Hastings from Tinley Park says the source of the breach matches an address the FBI has linked to Russian state security. He says future elections could be in danger.

Read more on WSIU.

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