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March 18, 2013


Officials Uncover First Known Election Cyberattack

"An attempt to illegally obtain absentee ballots in Florida last year is the first known case in the U.S. of a cyberattack against an online election system," NBC News reports.

"The case involved more than 2,500 'phantom requests' for absentee ballots, apparently sent to the Miami-Dade County elections website using a computer program, according to a grand jury report on problems in the Aug. 14 primary election. It is not clear whether the bogus requests were an attempt to influence a specific race, test the system or simply interfere with the voting."












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