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Ransomware Knocks Out Voter Database in Georgia

October 23, 2020

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An Oct. 7 ransomware attack targeted a database used to verify voter signatures in Georgia, and the database is still not fully functional, according to the Gainesville Times, a local newspaper. But many of the other Hall County systems affected by the ransomware attack have been restored.

The DoppelPaymer gang has taken credit for the attack, according to Brett Callow, a threat analyst at the security firm Emsisoft. He says this may be first successful ransomware attack that has affected part of the election infrastructure.

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