What Experts Says On House Approves Bill Making Hacking Federal Voting Systems A Crime?

It has been reported that on Monday, The House unanimously approved legislation that would make hacking federal voting systems a federal crime. The Defending the Integrity of Voting Systems Act, approved by the Senate last year, would make hacking federal voting infrastructure a crime under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which is commonly used by the Justice Department to take action against malicious hackers.


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Tim Mackey, Principal Security Strategist,  Synopsys CyRC
September 23, 2020
The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) didn’t cover unauthorised access to voting machines.
We can all agree that malicious access to a voting machine at any point in its life is a bad thing , so for those of you who thought it was already illegal to hack a voting machine; things are complicated. Since voting machines are owned and managed at the local district level, and aren’t involved in interstate commerce, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) didn’t cover unauthorised access ....
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