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Silicon Valley is seriously worried about a cyber attack on Election Day

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posted on Nov, 2 2016 @ 04:32 PM
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Imagine a major attack against the Internet on Election Day with a singular goal: disrupt voter turnout. It sounds like pure paranoia, but that's the gist of a debate that started on Twitter this weekend and quickly drew in some big names in Silicon Valley.

Adam D'Angelo, Facebook's (FB, Tech30) former chief technology officer and founder of Quora, tweeted on Sunday he believes there's a "good chance of major internet attack Nov 8th."


Just the other week, there was a cyber attack (DDOS) that affected major websites like CNN and Netflix. It was twice as powerful as any other attack like it in history because it used thousands of security cameras to do the computing.

It looks like some possible targets are Google Maps and other navigators to keep people from being able to find their polling locations. Something unimaginable might happen on election day, such as a series of cyber attacks that successfully lower voter turnout - fueling speculation that the election is no good.

CNN




posted on Nov, 2 2016 @ 04:42 PM
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If ever there was a time to do it?

Not that I would ever advocate such action. Maybe it's Hillary's only hope now.

In which case, it will have to be held the day after, with minimal notice, but it won't.



posted on Nov, 2 2016 @ 04:46 PM
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originally posted by: darkbake

Imagine a major attack against the Internet on Election Day with a singular goal: disrupt voter turnout. It sounds like pure paranoia, but that's the gist of a debate that started on Twitter this weekend and quickly drew in some big names in Silicon Valley.

Adam D'Angelo, Facebook's (FB, Tech30) former chief technology officer and founder of Quora, tweeted on Sunday he believes there's a "good chance of major internet attack Nov 8th."


Just the other week, there was a cyber attack (DDOS) that affected major websites like CNN and Netflix. It was twice as powerful as any other attack like it in history because it used thousands of security cameras to do the computing.

It looks like some possible targets are Google Maps and other navigators to keep people from being able to find their polling locations. Something unimaginable might happen on election day, such as a series of cyber attacks that successfully lower voter turnout - fueling speculation that the election is no good.

CNN


Ahahhaha they already calling in the rigged election story. Amazing how they went from will trump accept the results? , to if we lose its because haxors stance. Oh the outrage oh the humanity


edit on 2-11-2016 by digital01anarchy because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 2 2016 @ 04:51 PM
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a reply to: Cobaltic1978



Maybe it's Hillary's only hope now.


Pretty much.



posted on Nov, 2 2016 @ 05:09 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: Cobaltic1978



Maybe it's Hillary's only hope now.


Pretty much.


We'll see.

Bilderbergs have been playing hard these last couple of days. Not that all is lost yet, but by the weekend possibly.



posted on Nov, 2 2016 @ 05:27 PM
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a reply to: darkbake

The US would not be foolish to the point of relying its electoral infrastructure on an open network.

All servers must connect via VPN or dedicated network.

If you could know the probable turnout by timezone and that a particular group tends to vote later you could disrupt the dns servers one hour or so before that group votes.

This can be simulated of course but Its very unlikely that the servers were not connecting to IP addresses making an attack on the dns servers useless.



posted on Nov, 2 2016 @ 05:52 PM
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Hillary wins = "Lol stupid republicans, The elections arent rigged"
Trump wins = "Muh elections, they are rigged by russia!!111"



posted on Nov, 2 2016 @ 05:58 PM
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Don't worry when it comes to duping the public things go exactly as planned.

Besides if the computers go down they'll have to have a recount and those things are expensive. Too much money at stake already to have any 'glitches'.



posted on Nov, 2 2016 @ 06:08 PM
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Silicon Valley is part of this "Clinton Saga"







 
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