Michigan Department of State debunks rumor of Russian hackers targeting Michiganders

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Posted at 6:10 AM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 06:10:35-04

(WXYZ) — "Our system has not been hacked."

The Michigan Department of State is urging residents to be wary of "attempts to 'hack' their minds" in response to rumors of Russian hackers targeting the personal data of millions of Michiganders.

"Public voter information in Michigan and elsewhere is accessible to anyone through a FOIA request. Our system has not been hacked," the department tweeted Tuesday. "We encourage all Michiganders to be wary of attempts to 'hack' their minds, however, by questioning the sources of information and advertisements they encounter and seeking out trusted sources, including their local election clerk and our office."

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