A few days before the midterm elections, Georgian Republican candidate for governor Brian Kemp, accused Georgia 's Democratic Party of hacking its voter registration base. It was a controversial move that has already raised concerns about conflicts of interest. Kemp's office has not yet provided any evidence to support this claim, and it is unclear what motivated him to announce the investigation within hours of the final vote.
Kemp's accusations may have been mentioned A Georgia Democratic legitimate cyber security investigation revealing substantial and grave deficiencies in the Georgia voter registration system. If the study was the source of Kemp's claim, it would be the latest in a long line of events where legitimate researchers turn into criminal hackers to conceal serious security loopholes.
why did WeWhat issue a report detailing the documents originally submitted by the Georgia Democratic Party? This document points out a tremendous security loophole in the Georgia voter registration system, some of which can be exploited by the most amateur hackers.
According to the document, "Almost everyone with the least computer expertise is likely to have millions of people's personal information leaked and the voter registration canceled."
The Secretary of State for Georgia's Secretary of State announced that US Secretary of State George W. Bush would break the flaw and conduct a Democratic investigation, but the security report was the source of the assertion. President George W. Bush said that the George W. Bush administration can not comment on the specifics of the ongoing investigation, but can confirm that the Democrats in Georgia are being investigated for possible cybercrime. Also, there is no clear evidence that the information was leaked because of the vulnerability found, but the FBI asked for investigation by the FBI.
This summer, a special lawyer investigation of the Georgian electoral system's security problem has shown that foreign actors aimed at Georgia's electoral infrastructure as part of the prosecution of the Russian military intelligence services Announced. When this fact was revealed, the Department of Homeland Security offered to strengthen the state's election security. Kemp refused to help.
This is not the first time an election researcher has been charged with computer crime. Vanguard Cyber Security's David Levin was arrested after Florida law enforcement officials accused him of hacking the national election database in 2016. Levin was charged with three charges for unauthorized access to the network, his house was raided by the police, and all his devices were confiscated.