Expert On Florida County Election Office Hit By Ransomware Before 2016 Presidential Election

In response to reports that the Florida county’s election office had its computer systems infected and encrypted by ransomware just weeks before the 2016 US presidential elections, an expert commented below.


EXPERTS COMMENTS
Erich Kron, Security Awareness Advocate,  KnowBe4
February 14, 2020
As we move closer to the 2020 elections, the threats against the election process will intensify greatly.
This event is not surprising given the significant focus on government institutions that ransomware attackers have shown over the last five years. This attack coincides with the attack on San Francisco's Muni rail system in November of 2016 and the ransomware attack that left 70% of Washington DC's police security cameras inoperable in January of 2017, just weeks before the presidential inaugurati ....
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