Oct 4, 2020

US election 2020: 'Why I bought a voting machine on eBay'

Beatrice is actually one of more than 200 people who have signed up to a volunteer group of security experts and hackers called the Election Cyber Surge. The group is being led by the University of Chicago's Cyber Policy Institute, trying to "Open up a line of communication between election officials and a network of volunteers for direct communication about cyber-security matters" leading up to the 3 November vote. Hackers from all over the US have signed up to help secure the election or deal with any attacks that could derail an already fraught process. "With my hacker hat on, going after the registration lists being compiled right now across the US would be a great way to disrupt an election." The last US and UK elections were hit by high-profile "Hack and leak" operations.

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