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Sen. Warner: Russia Targeted More States in Election Hacks

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Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

By    |   Tuesday, 06 Jun 2017 03:16 PM

Russia's attacks on election systems were more extensive than reports so far have revealed, according Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee. 

"I don't believe they got into changing actual voting outcomes, but the extent of the attacks is much broader than has been reported so far," Warner told USA Today on Tuesday.

He said the Russians have not discontinued their efforts.

"None of these actions from the Russians stopped on Election Day," Warner told the paper.

The senator said he was calling on intelligence agencies to declassify the names of states that were hit, to put them on alert before the next elections.

"I really want to press the case," Warner told USA Today. "This is not an attempt to embarrass any state. This is a case to make sure that the American public writ large realizes that if we don't get ahead of this, this same kind of intervention could take place in 2018 and definitely will take place in 2020."

The National Security Agency document that was leaked to The Intercept reported Russian military intelligence conducted a cyberattack against a U.S. supplier of voting software.

The NSA document also noted Russians sent emails to government employees that appear to be from e-voting vendors, a tactic called spear-phishing. 

Warner also discussed the Russia issue Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation."

"There's a lot of smoke," Warner told CBS. "We have no smoking gun, but every week there's more smoke that appears. And we've got to sort through it."

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Russia's attacks on election systems were more extensive than reports so far have revealed, according Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
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