Ohio Sec. of State Office Staves Off Attempted Russian Hack

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The Ohio Secretary of State says his office fought off an attempted hack this past election day.

After further investigation, the attempt to get into the office’s system was traced back to a company in Russia.

Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s office says there was what they call an “unsophisticated and unsuccessful” attempt to insert code to the office’s website on election day earlier this month.

They say the threat originated from a computer in Panama and the IP address appears to be registered to a Russian-owned company.

LaRose recently worked with the legislature to create the Ohio Cyber Reserve, a team of volunteers that would be trained to handle potential cyber-attacks on the government, infrastructure, or businesses.