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Election officials: Russian hackers probed Oklahoma system


September 22, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's state computer network was unsuccessfully targeted by Russian hackers ahead of the 2016 general election, state election officials confirmed Friday.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials told state election officials that Russian hackers conducted a common form of surveillance scan looking for any vulnerability in the state's computer network, said Oklahoma Election Board spokesman Bryan Dean.

"No vulnerabilities were found, no penetration was made into any system, and no further activity occurred," Dean said. "The scan targeted a state computer ne...

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