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500,000 Illinois Voters had their Information stolen in 2016 Elections Hacking

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Published: Jul. 13, 2018 at 2:22 PM CDT
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The latest updates on the 500,000 Illinois Voters that had their Information stolen in the 2016 Elections Hacking.

Update 7/13/18 4:30pm: The IllinoisState Board of Elections has issued a press release on the malicious cyber attack on the statewide voter registration database.

The release includes that the Database Breach Report from August 26th, 2016.

Update 7/13/18 3:50pm: U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today released the following statement.

Update 7/13/18 3:30pm: Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate has also issued a statement on the U.S. Dept. of Justice Indictment In 2016 Elections Hacking.

Update 7/13/18 2:30pm: Rock Island County Clerk Karren Kinny has confirmed that the Illinois State Board was hacked and that Rock Island County was not affected.

Rock Island County has taken steps to update security and the state is allocating money to educate and hire teams of IT experts to look into the matter.

Original: 500,000 Illinois Voters have had their Information stolen in the 2016 Elections Hacking. The information includes Social security numbers and addresses.

The llinois State Board of Elections will be holding a Press Conference on the U.S. Dept. of Justice Indictment In 2016 Elections Hacking at 3pm that will provide more details.

This is a developing story, the KWQC TV6 staff will be following this story