Monday, August 20, 2018

"our state voter database is on a closed network”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"With midterm elections fast approaching, security of voting systems and voter data has emerged as a major concern across the country. 
“We’ve been working on this for some time and we’ve been aware of the (cyberattack) issues since the 2016 election,” said Debra O’Malley, spokeswoman for Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin. 
Public scrutiny surrounding election security intensified in July after a grand jury indicted 12 Russian hackers, accusing them of interfering in U.S. elections two years ago. 
“The object of the conspiracy was to hack into the computers of U.S. persons and entities involved in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, steal documents from those computers and stage releases of the stolen documents to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election,” according to the indictment."

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