The Washington, D.C., school board dared hackers to crack its new web-based absentee voting system four days ahead of the real election. University of Michigan professor Alexander Halderman, and two graduate students did the deed within a few hours, getting the Futurama character Bender elected to the board. Using a shell vulnerability to break in to the system, they were able to change existing votes and replace new ones with fakes.
HEH: Hackers Elect Futurama’s Bender to the Washington DC School Board. Hey, I’ve been pushing paper ballots since 2002 for a reason... Read Post
Unknown hackers broke into George Mason University's e-mail system and sent 35,000 students a forged message from the school's provost early this morning stating that Election Day had been moved to Nov. 5.... Read Post