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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:51 PM

Ransomware Hit a Florida Voting System in 2016

Source: bankinfosecurity.com

County Officials Reveal Details of the Attack

Election officials in Palm Beach County, Florida, revealed this week that its voter registration system was hit by ransomware in the weeks leading up to the 2016 presidential election, according to the The Palm Beach Post.

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Details about the incident were kept under wraps for three years and were never revealed to the public or officials with the FBI and Department of Homeland Security, according to the report. County officials believe that the incident did not interfere with vote counts, the newspaper reports.

On Wednesday, Wendy Sartory Link, the recently appointed election supervisor of Palm Beach county, acknowledged that the government voting system sustained a previously undisclosed ransomware attack in mid-September 2016, according to the news report.

Read more: https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/ransomware-hit-florida-voting-system-in-2016-a-13721



PALM BEACH!

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BadGimp Friday OP
Midnight Writer Friday #1
Chakaconcarne Friday #2
DENVERPOPS Friday #6
aggiesal Friday #14
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marble falls Friday #4
underthematrix Friday #5
dem in texas Friday #7
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jmowreader Friday #9
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PatrickforO Friday #10
Kerrycrat Friday #11
diva77 Friday #12
DENVERPOPS Friday #16
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Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:55 PM

1. Palm Beach is where Pat Buchanan won the Jewish vote. Nothing to see here.

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Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:58 PM

2. released just in time to draw attention

and do something about it....

probably not.

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Response to Chakaconcarne (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:07 PM

6. That was all taken care of last year by Mitch

The three government agencies that were investigating Election Corruption were all defunded by Mitch.
They also found a way to make the Federal Election Commission effectively useless....

I remember Hillary, on stage at the debates saying: "There is a large, corrupt conspiracy by the Republican Party" and everyone laughing at her statement.......

Laugh now, people.............

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Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:02 PM

3. Coincidental?

I think not. Three years later and the added kicker that it wasn't reported to the FBI and homeland security........WTF is that all about?

Of course it could have been retaliation for the whole Debbie Schultz, Hillary shenanigan down there........

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Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:04 PM

4. One word, Benji ....



"PAPERBALLOTFORJEBUSSAKES"!

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Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:05 PM

5. Maybe that explains why 65% of Floridians voted for

restoring voting rights to ex-felons and at the same time vote for the gov candidate who would block the law.

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Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:55 PM

7. How much $$$$ did the county have to Pay?

Was the county able to recover without paying anything?

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Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:14 PM

8. How many voter registrations were lost?

The number has to be above 0.

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Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:15 PM

9. Riddle me this

Why does no one keep backups anymore? These guys should have daily offline backups - either mag tape or portable hard drive. If a ransom ware attack hits, low-level format everything and restore from backup.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 07:37 PM

15. Good call.......exactly.......Why??????????

In this age of technical expertise, everyone should have had that done, especially for the last two decades it has been available......

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Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:33 PM

10. Just another cheating Republican rat-you-know-what-ing

We need to make fair elections and the elimination of gerrymandering and voter suppression priorities. We've got good people in the fight, though. Stacey Abrams in GA comes to mind. And in FL, this probably would NEVER have come to light without opposition to cheating like this.

As to ransomware, small towns all over the US fall prey to it for months at a time already.

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Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:39 PM

11. I wonder which one

My company was hit with Ryuk

It was not a pleasant experience

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Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:45 PM

12. I wonder whether they plan to do forensic analysis of the "voting" machines & tabulators as well...

or maybe they're waiting 'til November passes by, and then they'll wait some more.

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Response to diva77 (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 07:43 PM

16. I am sorry to say

that after the 2000 and 2004 election voting machine fraud I expected that Obama would sic the FBI and his DOJ on that exact problem the minute he took office. Eight long years went by, and not a single thing was done by Obama. One of two things I was upset about concerning Obama. Other wise he was an incredible individual..........

If I were to ever meet Obama, I would want to ask him about that, and why he told the Pharmaceutical Industry he would not go after negotiating prices for Medicare patients the first month he was in office.........

PLEASE don't bombard me with tons of crap for asking these questions. Like I said, otherwise he was an incredible individual.

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Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 06:41 PM

13. Good thing they're not hackable ...

Do you really need to see the sarcasm thingee?

OK

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