'Cyber-security experts hired by Knox County to analyze the so-called “denial of service” cyberattack, said Friday that “a suspiciously large number of foreign countries” accessed the site as votes were being reported on May 1.
County officials said no voting data was affected, but the site was down for an hour after the polls closed, causing confusion before technicians fixed the problem.
The vulnerability identified by Sword & Shield has been fixed and additional safeguards are now in place, said Ball.
“What attackers will do is, they’ll break into other computers and then launch their attacks from there,” he said.
The report said the website received requests for access from about 100 countries, from all over the world."
Am I the only one that’s just waiting for hackers to figure out a way to hack into a system where the final results are tallied (way in advance), lay low, then on the night of the election do what they want? They don’t even need to get to the actual voting machines. They just need to get to the systems where results are keep (before transmitting). Well, unless 100% of those systems are not on the Internet and we’re using carrier pigeon. And in that case a shotgun is good enough.