Did Homeland Security Hack Georgia’s Election Data?

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Georgia Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, wants to know why the Department of Homeland Security would attempt to hack into the Georgia Elections data base.

According to CNBC, there was an attempted hack that had eventually been traced back to the Department of Homeland Security back on November 15th, after the election.

A third-party security firm working for the state of Georgia detected the unsuccessful breach and linked it to an IP address associated with the Department of Homeland Security a report said.

Update: DHS Responds to George Hack Accusation With ‘Rogue Employee’ Excuse

Kemp reportedly sent a letter to Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson, asking the department to confirm whether an attempt was made and asked the department to confirm whether a scan attempt was made, who authorized the scan and whether the department was scanning other state systems without authorization.

Many people had questions about the integrity of the state election computer systems and whether they really protected voter information. The Dept. of Homeland Security wanted to make election systems a part of the “critical Infrastructure” allowing them to be in charge of protecting the systems.

A DHS spokesman has not responded to any inquiries to date.

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