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6 States Hit Harder By Cyberattacks Than Previously Known, New Report Reveals

Two years later, the report underscores that it's hard to know with complete certainty the extent of the Russian cyberattacks.

Two years after Russia's wave of cyberattacks against American democracy, a Senate committee investigating election interference says those hackers hit more states harder than previously thought.

The committee also added that it still doesn't know with complete certainty exactly how much of U.S. voting infrastructure was compromised.

The report summary released this week by the Senate intelligence committee gives an overview of initial findings focused specifically on how Russian government operatives affected U.S. elections systems. The full report is undergoing a review to check for classified information.

"U.S. election infrastructure is fundamentally resilient," the Senate report said.

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