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Thu Jul 19, 2018, 11:20 PM

Microsoft reveals first known midterm campaign hacking attempts

Source: Politico

Microsoft detected and helped block hacking attempts against three congressional candidates this year, a company executive said Thursday, marking the first known example of cyber interference in the midterm elections.

“Earlier this year, we did discover that a fake Microsoft domain had been established as the landing page for phishing attacks,” said Tom Burt, Microsoft’s vice president for security and trust, at the Aspen Security Forum. “And we saw metadata that suggested those phishing attacks were being directed at three candidates who are all standing for election in the midterm elections.”

Burt declined to name the targets but said they were “people who, because of their positions, might have been interesting targets from an espionage standpoint as well as an election disruption standpoint.”

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Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/19/midterm-campaign-hacking-microsoft-733256

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Thu Jul 19, 2018, 11:23 PM

1. And the republican traitors in congress said there is no need................

to protect the vote.........because it costs to much money..............I am demanding that my state of election official have paper ballots....................

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Thu Jul 19, 2018, 11:46 PM

2. Great work, they shut one down. 9,999 to go! Better hurry up

Are they really even looking? It would be so absolutely obvious to anyone who really wanted to catch them.

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Fri Jul 20, 2018, 11:58 AM

3. if repugs won't try to provide funding to repair voting systems...means the same fixes will be used

as previous years.... they don't want the voting machine infrastructure changed. Watch voting logs if possible....you'll see URL switching going on....same pgms on two servers.. Alternate site/URL has rogue code that flips votes per programming.

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