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3 nightmare election hack scenarios

Grant Gross | Oct. 6, 2016
Hackers could target e-voting machines' software update systems or simply try to delegitimatize the election

Hackers could also tamper with election registration lists to raise questions, Jones added. Or they could release forged emails that make it appear the election was hacked.

"If I were Vladimir Putin or the kind folks in North Korea, I wouldn't really care who won the election, what I'd want to do is delegitimize the election," he added. "To do that, you don't need to successfully hack it, you just need to create the widespread impression that it has been hacked."


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