Why is the Department of Homeland Security trying to break into the Georgia Secretary of State’s computer system?
ATLANTA – The Georgia Secretary of State is asking the Department of Homeland Security for some answers after an unsuccessful breach to the department’s firewall.
In a letter from Secretary of State Brian Kemp to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, Kemp asks if “DHS was aware of this attempt and, if so, why DHS was attempting to breach our firewall.”
Kemp goes on to say that the department’s security provider detected a “large unblocked scan event” on Nov. 15 coming from an IP address associated with DHS, attempting to scan “certain aspects of the Georgia Secretary of State’s infrastructure.” The breach was unsuccessful, according to Kemp’s letter.
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