Monday, March 26, 2012

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. --->>>

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