Internet Voting Trial Thwarted by Hackers

The District of Columbia recently attempted to give the opportunity to number of people who live or work overseas to be able to cast their vote remotely. To do this a secure E-Voting website costing over $300,000 was built. On Tuesday, September 28 2010 the first public trial run was launched. Thirty-six hours later the voting system was hacked by a student. It took nearly three days for D.C officials to realize that their system was compromised. The trial was immediately suspended and red-faced engineers and politicians quickly scrambled to find out how this breach could possibly have happened.

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