Official: Iowa’s elections system targeted but not breached
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s top elections official says there were “attempted outside intrusions” on the state’s elections system last year, but no breaches.
Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate says the federal government contacted his office Friday to confirm the attempt. Pate says nothing was compromised or hacked.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security notified election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year. The Associated Press reports that in most cases, the systems were not breached.
A special counsel is investigating whether there was any coordination during the 2016 presidential campaign between Russia and associates of President Donald Trump. The president calls the story a hoax.