Feds to test North Carolina election computers for hacking

More than two years after a 2016 Election Day glitch, federal computer experts will inspect North Carolina polling equipment that used software by a company allegedly hacked by Russian military intelligence

RALEIGH, N.C. -- More than two years after a 2016 Election Day technical failure, federal computer sleuths will scour North Carolina polling equipment supplied by a company targeted by Russian military intelligence.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday that it will analyze laptops and replicated computer hard drives used in heavily Democratic Durham County to rule out hacking for malfunctions that forced officials to issue paper ballots and extend voting hours.

Russian agents targeted state and local elections officials using VR Systems products with malicious emails.