Will Hackers Cause Chaos on Election Day?

Rachel Eckert

passwordBy Rachel Eckert, SLED Consultant

It’s exactly three weeks from Election Day and officials are facing a serious problem. (No we’re not talking about any new recordings.)

More than 20 states have reported hacking attempts on their election systems, with specific attacks against online registration databases. While these recent attacks didn’t target actual voting or tabulation machines, a Department of Homeland Security official told NBC the attacks are serious enough to cause confusion and chaos.

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