About halfway through Election Day, the Mississippi Secretary of State’s official website was attacked by a group of Russian hackers, forcing the page to become temporarily inaccessible.
While the site does not hold any voting data, it does provide a polling place locator for the state’s residents.
Secretary of State Michael Watson posted the following on Twitter late Tuesday night, ensuring that all elections were safe and fair:
Having a strong Secretary of State’s office that understands the importance of maintaining the integrity of our election system matters. To my team, well done! Proud of our hard work today. (2/2)
MS 1, Russia 0
— Secretary Michael Watson (@MichaelWatsonMS) November 9, 2022
According to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, other websites were targeted but were not pushed offline.
To view the results from Mississippi’s four congressional races, click here.