Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Cyber attack on NDP leadership vote involved more than 10,000 computers

Cyber attack on NDP leadership vote involved more than 10,000 computers

A massive cyber attack involving more than 10,000 computers was behind the online voting chaos during Saturday’s NDP leadership vote, it was revealed today.

According to Scytl Canada, the company contracted by the party to conduct the vote, a deliberate large scale “distributed denial of service” (DDoS) attempted to deny NDP members access to the online balloting system. --->>>

Also see:

NDP Leadership: Online voting company blames delays on “orchestrated attempt to thwart democracy”


Monday, March 26, 2012

NDP Leadership Internet Vote Issues - Commentary by Jesse Hirst

Working out the kinks in on-line voting

Tech troubles slowed down the NDP leadership convention, and the same technology is coming to our Nova Scotia municipal elections. Jesse Hirst says, its important that we get this right.

Link to audio --->>>

NDP leadership vote fiasco

NDP hunts for source of cyber-attack on electronic voting system

Party president Rebecca Blaikie said Sunday that party officials, vote auditors and Scytl – the high-tech Spanish company hired to secure the electronic voting system – are still working to determine who was responsible. --->>>

NDP leadership: Officials mum about source of cyber-attack meant to disrupt online voting

New Democrats remained tight-lipped Sunday about the cyber-attack that kept the country waiting for hours at Saturday’s leadership convention.

Party brass refused to disclose the source of two Internet Protocol addresses that they say perpetrated an attack meant to disrupt its online voting system ...

Barbara Simons, a former advisory board member on the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and co-author of the forthcoming book, Broken Ballots: Will Your Vote Count?, called on the NDP to conduct a public review of the fiasco.

“They really should have an investigation by an independent group of computer security experts, and they should make the results of the investigation public,” Simons said on the phone from California. --->>>

Sunday, March 25, 2012

E-vote delays snarl leadership vote; firm under scrutiny

E-vote delays snarl leadership vote; firm under scrutiny

The Spanish company hired to oversee online voting in the NDP leadership contest Saturday found itself under scrutiny when its system failed dramatically, causing hours of delay for e-voters across the country. --->>>

Also: NDP says it knows IP addresses it has linked to cyber-attack