Colorado one of 21 states ‘impacted’ by Russian hackers before election

RBC | Colorado has been listed as one of 21 states “impacted” by “Russian activity” prior to the 2016 election, according to a news release from the Colorado Secretary of State’s office.
The Department of Homeland Security notified 21 states Sept. 22 that their election systems had been “targeted” by hackers. Of those 21, only Illinois has thus far confirmed that its election systems were compromised.
Colorado’s systems were “scanned” in the weeks before the 2016 election, which equates to “burglars jiggling the doors of a house and moving on when they realize the doors are locked,” the news releases stated.
“According to Homeland Security, we were not attacked, probed, breached, infiltrated or penetrated,” Secretary of State Wayne Williams said.
“This was a scan and many computer systems are regularly scanned. It happens hundreds if not thousands of times per day. That’s why we continue to be vigilant and monitor our systems around the clock.”