Hacking suspicions of ID. Secretary of State’s website around time of Presidential elect
BOISE, ID —
New information from the Idaho Secretary of State. Lawrence Denny says a federal agency may have tried to hack the State’s Election Website around the date of the Presidential Election, without notifying Idaho officials in advance.
He says the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s IP address showed up as trying to access the State Elections site.
Similar accusations were made by the Georgia Secretary of State in December.
According to a DHS statement, the department only conducts cybersecurity scans with the consent of the system owner. DHS says it will work with Denny’s office to address his concerns.