“Russian hackers targeted Dallas County during 2016 election”
Dallas County was among the targets of Russian hackers who were trying to tamper with the 2016 presidential election, FOX 4 News has confirmed.
The county notified the Department of Homeland Security of more than a dozen attempts to access voter registration rolls leading up to November 8.
Dallas attorney Michael Titens wrote a blog titled ‘Cyber Threat Goes to the Polls’ just days before the election warning of such attacks.
“You can imagine chaos at the polls if every voter or a large number of voters found that they weren’t on the roles,” he said. “They’d be filling out affidavits. It would not only slow down the voting process, it would slow down the calculation and tabulation of the results.”
Homeland Security and the FBI were working to protect voter registration rolls and follow the cyber footsteps and fingerprints of the would-be attackers.
Titens warns the future will be filled with more attempts by foreign enemies to undermine confidence in the voting process.
“Whatever we’ve seen, we know that our adversaries will use what they’ve learned to develop more sophisticated, more effective tools to carry out their objectives — whatever they may be,” the attorney said.