US voting server in election security probe is mysteriously wiped 

Analysis A computer at the center of a lawsuit digging into woeful cyber-security practices during the US presidential election has been wiped.The server in question is based in Georgia – a state that narrowly backed Donald Trump, giving him 16 electoral votes – and stored the results from the state’s voting systems. The deletion of its data makes analysis of whether the computer was compromised impossible to ascertain.There is good reason to believe that the computer may have been tampered with: it is 15 years old, and could have be harboring all sorts of exploitable software and hardware vulnerabilities. No hard copies of the votes are kept, making the electronic copy the only official record.It is feared the machine may have been hacked by Russian agents, who have taken a keen interest in the 2016 White House race, or potentially any miscreant on the planet.

Source: US voting server in election security probe is mysteriously wiped • The Register

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