For the 2016 election, six Indiana counties used a voter registration software company that news reports say was the focus of cyberattacks by a Russian intelligence unit. State and local election officials say there is no indication that election or voter data was compromised. VR Systems was hacked by Russian intelligence, according to reports in The New York Times and other media. Jurisdictions in eight states, including six counties in Indiana, used VR Systems in the 2016 election.
A leaked intelligence report from the National Security Agency, first reported Monday by The Intercept, says a Russian intelligence unit launched two cyberattacks. One directly targeted VR Systems in August and the other was an email phishing scam against 120 election officials in the United States just days before the November election.
It was not immediately known if any of those targeted election officials were from Indiana.