Florida voting machines were not hacking during the 2016 elections

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — The chief operating officer of a Florida-based elections-software company says its computer systems were never hacked despite phishing attempts.

VR Systems COO Ben Martin told Florida election supervisors during a presentation Monday that his company’s systems were never compromised.

A leaked National Security Agency report suggested that hackers stole information from VR Systems, which provides voter-registration software. The report said the information was used to send phishing emails to election officials nationwide.

Martin says the information didn’t come from his company. He says VR Systems received a message from a customer last November that the customer had received a phishing email that appeared to be from VR Systems.

Martin says on closer inspection, it was an email trying to appear like it came from the company.

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