Two U.S. Senators asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation this Wednesday to elucidate the measures that have been taken to investigate the suspected hack by Russian intelligence of a Florida-based selection package company before the 2016 election.
In a letter sent to the Director of the Federal Bureau of  Investigation(FBI) Director Christopher Wray, Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, who is currently the ranking member of the committee with jurisdiction over federal elections, requested for solutions by the 12th of July as regards the response of the agency to take proper measures to the breach of VR Systems’ computer servers.

In a letter sent to the Director of the Federal Bureau of  Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray, Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, who is currently the ranking member of the committee with jurisdiction over federal elections, requested for solutions by the 12th of July as regards the response of the agency to take proper measures to the breach of VR Systems’ computer servers.

Robert Mueller’s report on Russia’s interference within the 2016 election describes how that Kremlin-backed spies put in malware on the network of associate degree unidentified company that “developed package employed by varied U.S. counties to manage elector rolls.”


VR Systems has said it believes it is the company stated in the report. The Tallahassee, Florida-based company has maintained, however, that its system was, under no circumstance, penetrated. In a letter to Wyden last month, it stated that the cybersecurity firm Fire Eye conducted a security audit and no trace of a breach was found. The audit was conducted more than seven months after the election.

The Department of Homeland Security stated last week that its computer specialists will examine North Carolina polling instruments provided by VR Systems, at the state’s request. The forensic analysis will examine laptops and replicas of hard drives of computers that were employed in the massive Democratic Durham County to be able to ascertain whether or not hacking was to blame for the disruptions and malfunctions on polling day in 2016.
State and local officials previously said they found no trace that the software system normally used for voter registration and check-in, had been marked by hackers, but no forensic examination was conducted. VR Systems has blamed the issue on poorly trained poll staff and inadequate and lack of proper maintenance of computer gadgets maintenance. A report by a security consultant employed by Durham County’s elections board apparently supported that claim.

Wyden and Klobuchar asked whether or not the Federal Bureau of Investigation has examined VR Systems’ servers and therefore the equipment that malfunctioned in Durham County. In addition, they asked if the agency has reviewed the conclusions of fire Eye’s audit and for details on its key findings. VR Systems has refused to publish even redacted versions of the report, making reference to client confidentiality.