FBI Says Hackers Trying to Break Into Voter Databases

U.S. authorities suspect hackers affiliated with the Russian government have tried to infiltrate voter registration databases in at least 15 states.
0:54 | 09/29/16

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Transcript for FBI Says Hackers Trying to Break Into Voter Databases
New concerns about hacking and the electric. The FBI director saying hackers are actively trying to break into multiple states voter databases. ABC's senior justice correspondent Pierre Thomas is in Washington with these breaking new details. Good morning, Pierre. Reporter: Good morning, robin. ABC news learned U.S. Authorities suspected hackers affiliated with the Russian government have tried to infiltrate the voter registration databases of at least 15 states and sources briefed on the investigation tell us at least 4 states actually had voter registration computer networks breached with hackers snooping around and possibly copying information on voters. Robin. There are many reasons why hackers would want to do those, right? Reporter: It would give the hackers the names and addresses allowing them to steal identities potentially but the bigger concern they might get in and try to change the voter rolls. Thankfully sources say that hasn't happened yet. Still all this makes authorities super uneasy, robin. That's understandable. Pierre, thank you.

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