Obama Orders Review of Election Hacking

One of the big stories of the recent presidential election was the release of documents from cyberattacks that were commonly blamed on Russia.  President Obama has ordered an investigation into the attacks.

The cyberattacks targeted the Democratic Party and gained access to emails that it released to the public.  Russia has denied responsibility and president-elect Donald Trump has stated he doesn’t think Russia is behind the attacks and that the accusations against them are politically motivated.

In addition to releasing emails, voter databases in Arizona and Illinois were accessed by hackers.  It’s not known whether any new information will turn up or how much information will be publicly available, but there are Democrats and Republicans backing the review.

The review is supposed to be completed before President Obama leaves office.

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