SOME BALLOT REQUESTS MAY BE AFFECTED BY COUNTY CYBER ATTACK
AppleMagazine|AppleMagazine #470
SOME BALLOT REQUESTS MAY BE AFFECTED BY COUNTY CYBER ATTACK
A hacker attack against an upstate New York county’s computer system raised concern that some emailed absentee ballot applications may not be processed, but the state Board of Elections said voting won’t be affected overall.

The cyber attack on Oct. 18 encrypted about 200 computers operated by Chenango County and hackers demanded ransom of $450 per computer to unlock the files, Herman Ericksen, the county’s information technology director, said. “We are not paying the ransom,” he said.

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