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Georgia election server wiped after suit filed

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posted on Oct, 26 2017 @ 01:39 PM
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Via APNews:


The server’s data was destroyed July 7 by technicians at the Center for Elections Systems at Kennesaw State University, which runs the state’s election system. The data wipe was revealed in an email — sent last week from an assistant state attorney general to plaintiffs in the case — that was obtained by the AP. More emails obtained in a public records request confirmed the wipe.

The lawsuit, filed by a diverse group of election reform advocates, aims to force Georgia to retire its antiquated and heavily criticized election technology. The server in question, which served as a statewide staging location for key election-related data, made national headlines in June after a security expert disclosed a gaping security hole that wasn’t fixed six months after he reported it to election authorities.


Lots of great and relevant details in the article. It should also be noted that the Georgia Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, is also running for Governor.




posted on Oct, 26 2017 @ 01:44 PM
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a reply to: links234

Well isn't that a coincidence.....



posted on Oct, 26 2017 @ 01:46 PM
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posted on Oct, 26 2017 @ 02:02 PM
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a reply to: links234

The server's contents were "irretrievably erased" one day after the lawsuit was filed against Georgia election officials



Isn't that convenient



posted on Oct, 26 2017 @ 02:37 PM
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Looks to me like some deep cover operatives work there.

Ones in favor of the lawsuit.




posted on Oct, 26 2017 @ 03:45 PM
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a reply to: GuidedKill

I should go into the cloth selling business.



posted on Oct, 26 2017 @ 04:40 PM
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It's interesting that Georgia had a close election back in June. Presumably the same crippled election software was used for that event. Even if the March, 2017, data image is retrieved from the FBI, it won't contain any information that was updated since that date; including for that special election.

The article said that even the backup servers had been wiped back in August. I've never done a server upgrade without at least one full backup of the system. And the general recommendation is that there be several backups on different media created for any mission critical systems that are being upgraded.

If these technicians were that incompetent, even having them on the staff managing a critical system should be a crime.

This doesn't pass the smell test. But, it will eventually fall out of the headlines and nothing will come of it.

-dex



posted on Oct, 26 2017 @ 10:22 PM
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a reply to: links234

Of course, it was all a mistake, right?

The blatant disregard for law really needs to stop.



posted on Oct, 28 2017 @ 08:01 AM
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a reply to: DexterRiley

Sorry sir we accidentally deleted the whole server. And the backup. And the backups backup.

Oops.



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