Election hackers were able to alter voter registration data in 2016: officials
A hacker at work (Shutterstock)

Election hackers successfully altered voter registration information and stole private information from voter databases including partial social security numbers, say officials who spoke to Time magazine.

The hackers altered voter registration data in at least one county and accessed confidential databases. The officials declined to say outright whether these hackers were affiliated with Russia. Leaked reports from the National Security Agency (NSA) say that hackers successfully penetrated voting servers in 39 states, but attempts were made on all 50 states' systems.

The news comes, as the Hill noted, amidst multiple federal investigations of President Donald Trump's administration and its relationship with Russia as well as new revelations about Trump's longstanding ties to the Russian criminal underworld.