Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks at the 10th business forum "Business Russia" in Moscow on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Putin has encouraged businesses to expand domestically before Western nations lift economic sanctions, allowing once again the sale of many foreign goods in Russia. (Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

They make no conclusion on whether or not the attack affected the results, but inew information obtained by The Intercept and verified by CBS News claims Russian hackers were able to wrap their tentacles around a voting software company in Florida in the days before the 2016 Presidential Election.

Talking Points Memo reports:

Russian military intelligence hackers targeted a Florida voting software company and more than 100 local election officials, according to a highly classified National Security Agency report obtained by The Intercept and verified by CBS News.

Though the report does not draw any conclusions on whether the cyberattack influenced the outcome of the election, it is the first piece of evidence that has come to light that not only did Russian hackers meddle in the 2016 election by stealing and distribute damaging campaign communications, but also went after America’s election infrastructure itself.

VR Systems said in a statement to the Intercept: “We have policies and procedures in effect to protect our customers and our company.” The company did not respond to questions about the specific hack detailed in the NSA document.

Well. I feel better. You?

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