Georgia’s election systems weren’t hacked, Department of Homeland Security’s IG says

A letter by Inspector General John Roth says DHS did not breach Georgia’s voting system during a widely publicized incident in November.

The Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general has concluded that the department did not breach Georgia’s voting system, according to a letter issued to Congress on Monday.

Greg Otto of CyberScoop has more on a letter by Inspector General John Roth that says his office’s Digital Forensics and Analysis Unit determined that in a widely publicized incident from Nov. 15, 2016, a federal contractor did not breach the state government’s firewall. 

The incident came to light in December, when Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp claimed the state’s third-party cybersecurity provider had detected a penetration attempt from an IP address from the federal department’s Southwest D.C. office.

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