Security News

Idaho Man Charged With Hacking Into Computers in Georgia
2021-03-08 14:18

An Idaho man faces federal charges after authorities say he hacked into the computers of a Georgia city and Atlanta area medical clinics. Robert Purbeck - who used online aliases Lifelock and Studmaster - was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury in Georgia, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney's office in Atlanta.

Georgia’s Ballot-Marking Devices
2021-02-01 16:09

Suppose the polling-place optical scanners had been hacked. Then this would have been detected in the audit, and Georgia would have been able to recover by doing a full recount.

Georgia county voter information leaked by ransomware gang
2020-10-29 13:53

The DoppelPaymer ransomware gang has released unencrypted data stolen from Hall County, Georgia, during a cyberattack earlier this month. On October 7th, Hall County in Georgia announced that they had suffered a ransomware attack that impacted their networks and phone systems.

Report: Ransomware Disables Georgia County Election Database
2020-10-25 01:19

A ransomware attack that hobbled a Georgia county government in early October reportedly disabled a database used to verify voter signatures in the authentication of absentee ballots. According to a report in the Gainesville Times, the attack also disabled the county's voter signature database.

Georgia Election Data Hit in Ransomware Attack
2020-10-23 18:21

Ransomware gangs have officially entered the 2020 election fray, with reports of one of the first breaches of the voting season, on Hall County, Ga. The county's database of voter signatures was impacted in the attack along with other government systems. Although the county said the voting process hasn't been impacted by the ransomware attack, the incident is a warning to other municipalities to lock down their systems, particularly in these last days leading up to the election.

Army Cyber Command Completes its Move to Georgia Base
2020-09-04 09:45

The Army command dedicated to defending against hackers and other online threats celebrated its move into a new $366 million headquarters in Georgia on Thursday. Created a decade ago, the Army Cyber Command had been spread across Army installations in three states before consolidating at Fortitude Hall, its new home at Fort Gordon in Augusta.

Remember when Republicans said Dems hacked voting systems to rig Georgia's election? There were no hacks
2020-05-29 23:32

On Friday, ProPublica and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution revealed that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation found "No evidence of damage to network or computers, and no evidence of theft, damage, or loss of data." Kemp's hacking claim followed a report from a voter with software development experience about access control vulnerabilities in the state's My Voter Page and its online voter registration system.

Remember when Republicans said Dems hacked voting systems to rig Georgia's election? There were no hacks
2020-05-29 23:32

On Friday, ProPublica and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution revealed that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation found "No evidence of damage to network or computers, and no evidence of theft, damage, or loss of data." Kemp's hacking claim followed a report from a voter with software development experience about access control vulnerabilities in the state's My Voter Page and its online voter registration system.

Data on almost every citizen of Georgia posted on hacker forum
2020-03-31 11:07

The data set was first spotted by Under the Breach, a data breach monitoring and prevention service. The CEC denied it yesterday, saying that it doesn't capture some of the data included in the dump - including that of dead people.

US, UK and Estonia Accuse Russia of Cyber Attack on Georgia
2020-03-06 19:07

UNITED NATIONS - The United States, United Kingdom and Estonia accused Russia's military intelligence Thursday of conducting cyber attacks against the Georgian government and media websites in an attempt "To sow discord and disrupt the lives of ordinary Georgians." Estonian Ambassador Sven Jurgenson read a statement afterward, flanked by UK Ambassador Karen Pierce and acting U.S. deputy ambassador Cherith Norman Chalet, saying the cyber attacks "Are part of Russia's long-running campaign of hostile and destabilizing activity against Georgia and are part of a wider pattern of malign activity."