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Election day website crash in Knox County coincided with more direct hack, report says

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 7 months ago

Officials and investigators are not sure if the crash resulted from traffic overload, the hack or both.

Senators ask voting machine manufacturers if Russia reviews source code

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 9 months ago

"Russia’s requests for source code reviews have increased," the senators wrote.

Trump backs paper ballot backups for voting systems

by Chris Bing • 9 months ago

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he supports states moving toward a paper backup ballot: "A lot of states are doing that. And I think that's a great idea."

Senators introduce election cybersecurity bill to improve information sharing

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 1 year ago

Two Senators on the Intelligence Committee introduced a bill that would let states receive classified information about election threats and help them identify new threats.

U.S. voting machines are easily hackable, DEF CON report says

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 1 year ago

A number of voting machines used in U.S. elections are easily hackable, a report from DEF CON, one of the world’s largest hacker conventions, found.

Time is running out for state officials to be approved for cybersecurity intel ahead of elections

by Chris Bing • 1 year ago

With just about a month left before the polls open in New Jersey and Virginia for gubernatorial elections, the Department of Homeland Security is racing to vet state officials who have applied for the ability to receive classified briefings, people familiar with the matter tell CyberScoop.

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