U.S. election agency breached by hackers

U.S. election agency breached by hackers
By Joseph Menn Reuters

(Reuters) - The U.S. agency charged with ensuring that voting machines meet security standards was itself penetrated by a hacker after the November elections, according to a security firm working with law enforcement on the matter.

The security firm, Recorded Future, was monitoring underground electronic markets where hackers buy and sell wares and discovered someone offering log-on credentials for access to computers at the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, company executives said.

Posing as a potential buyer, the researchers engaged in a conversation with the hacker, said Levi Gundert, vice president of intelligence at the company, and Andrei Barysevich, director of advanced collection.

Eventually they discovered that the Russian-speaking hacker had obtained the credentials of more than 100 people at the election commission after exploiting a common database vulnerability, the researchers said.

The hacker was trying to sell information about the vulnerability to a Middle Eastern government for several thousand dollars, but the researchers alerted law enforcement and said Thursday that the hole had been patched.

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EDITORS NOTE: What kind of banana boat republic is America running? Because, for the last fifty years that I've lived here, which is my whole life, America looks like a circus show, full of circus freaks. America can not even hold fair and free elections as I've reported here and here. Fraudulent drug wars, an immoral banking system, Wall Street scams, America is nothing but a carny show and Americans are the big dummies buying it all. Americans consume 25% of the worlds resources and lock up 25% of the world's prison population, yet Americans are only 5% of the worlds population, disgusting gluttons. Can't even hold fair and free elections in America, remember that children when they're indoctrinating you with all that flowery bullshit about American democracy. Just look what America did to Nam or Iraq or Afghanistan and you will know everything there is to know about good Christian America, where a woman is raped every 2 minutes. And every 6 minutes that victim is a child!

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