Voting machine breaches raise concerns among some
Breaches of voting machine data continue to raise concerns for the upcoming midterm elections.
The revelation last week that federal prosecutors are involved in investigations of suspected voting system breaches across the U.S. fuels questions about the security of voting machines just two months before the midterm elections.
Security breaches at election offices in Georgia, Colorado, and Michigan have been sometimes aided by local officials who allowed unauthorized access to people who copied software and hard drive data, and in several cases shared it publicly.
Security experts say a breach in Georgia’s Coffee County presented “serious threats” to the November election.
Security experts say the breaches by themselves have not necessarily increased threats to the November elections, but say they increase the possibility that rogue election workers could access election equipment to launch attacks.