Hackers Published Details of the Voting DatabaseAdded: Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
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American election systems have been accused of election fraud and rigged voting since they have appeared. However, now people would wonder: if even an unknown hacker manages to gain access to the election voting system, then what security of elections can we talk about here?
While the AntiSecurity movement is rapidly rolling along, worldwide known hacker group Anonymous points to a very interesting hack that took place some time ago. The security breach in question is able to raise very serious questions related to the integrity of voting in one of the US states – Florida. It turned out that some hacker owning Twitter account Abhaxas managed to obtain parts of the Florida voting database and subsequently uploaded it to the file-sharing service, thus making the content available for the whole world. The reason for the hack was explained by the hacker as the following: he said he simply wanted to prove that voting fraud can easily occur in our days, so he dumped parts of the voting database to show it.
The comments to the release were different. Lots of people agreed this was a bit ironic – they saw inside details of Florida voting systems, and this couldn’t make them believe that voting wasn’t rigged at all. Apparently, they are right – if the country’s government unable even to keep its ballot systems secure, they why would people trust it at all? Soon enough the content was reposted to PasteBin, and the hacker in question questioned people in his Twitter who believed that voting wasn’t tampered with.
This serious hack is thus far the latest one in a long string of hacks since the hacker group LulzSec quit the online activity. However, within their lifetime, the details of Arizona police department had leaked not just once or twice, but three times in a raw! Meanwhile, Arizona police wasn’t the only target of the hackers: apart from them, the AntiSec movement exposed Viacom and Universal Music, as well as different government servers.
In other words, this hack proves that the operation AntiSec is not about LulzSec or Anonymous now – there are a lot of hackers engaged in this activity now. However, one thing about this particular hack is for sure – it’s impossible that this case wouldn’t have any huge political implications.
July 13th,2011Posted by:
Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
|Three times in a raw, that's gotta hurt!|
|posted by (2011-07-13 13:56:15)|
|makes u wunder y they would put the voting dattabase on a frikin netowrk compuer anyways y not a standaone? seroius shit like that or is that just me been dumb and non practical?|
but votins is serious so no matter how unpractical it is then it shoule be tried no?
|someone stop these idoits before they ruin everything. hacking arizona and florida? everyone knows NOTHING happens in those states. bunch of retired old folks LOL. who is doing this anyways the CIA or the FBI hmmmmmmmm? anyone remember 9/11 and the Patriot Act? anyone remember communism and the need for Big Brother? all phoney boloney to ruin life in "The Land Of The Free". bunch of wannabes with twitter accts? you know the feds are all over that. aren't they?!?!?!?!|
|imnothere...lol...freedoms? if we were really free then we would be in an anarchist state. which obviously we're not. or are you talking about the freedoms of going to mcdonalds whenever we want, and the right to choose our favorite colors. i know what your thinking "well some countries don't even get that" but nontheless, it doesn't classify us as "free". you can't be free and live under rule and law at the same time. people are just given a false sense of the word. and how the hell can our government say or soldiers went to iraq to "fight for our freedoms"? when were they ever in jeopardy by the iraqi government? it's simple, 9/11 we were attacked, we attacked back...has nothing to do with freedoms. "for our freedom" is only said during every conflict the U.S gets into to get the people behind the war. remember vietnam? the second the people were against the war we lost it...but the word "freeeedom" rallies the people behind behind a war. c'mon, even you know iraq was about oil. iraq was the "power house" of the middle east, overthrow them and......|
sorry i got off topic, what i really wanted to say is... i hope they (hackers) bring this corrupt "shyt" system to it's knees. wow!! that felt good to have the freedom to type that. makes me want to go bomb a country for no reason in order to be able to type that all the time.
|posted by (2011-07-13 22:31:22)|
|@No 4 - Right on with the Right ON.... Correction not off topic rather right on target:) thank you for your post....|
|posted by (2011-07-14 00:46:38)|
|wow... soon or later it's gonna be an all-out govs-vs-hackers war.. and to defeat the hackers the gov is gonna create the ultimate AI, which will then become self-aware and takes over the world, thus plunging us into a Matrix-like world LOL and Keanu Reeves ain't gonna be here to be "The One"|
|freedom is a false hope in order to be free you must be dead, even in an anarchistic way of life you aren't free you are controlled by hormones, morals, impulses, true freedom can not exsist if there is life. hackers vs gov the hackers will win but then we will have a big problem on our hands right now it is fun and games but at some point privacy will be non exsistint, it pretty much is non exsestint||
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