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FBI Warns of Attacks on State Election Systems

30
Aug
2016
FBI Warns of Attacks on State Election Systems

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A flash alert issued by the FBI earlier this month warns that unknown threat actors targeted the board of election systems of two U.S. states using widely available security testing tools.

According to the alert, which is addressed to “need to know” recipients, one attack was detected in July and the second in August. In the first attack, the threat actor scanned the website of a state’s board of election using the Acunetix vulnerability scanner, which helped them identify an SQL injection flaw.

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