Monday, March 24, 2008
• According to the Seattle Times, a wanted felon arrested last Wednesday may be responsible for stealing nearly 20,000 gallons of gasoline at fueling stations in Washington and Oregon. (See item 3)
• CNN reports officials in Minnesota have closed a major bridge on the Mississippi River, citing safety concerns. A recent inspection showed bending in plates that connect steel beams that support the span. (See item 13)
28. March 21, EFluxMedia – (New Jersey) Sequoia voting systems admits to hackers attacking their website. After New Jersey officials specifically asked e-voting machines used in the February 5 presidential primary elections to be submitted to an in depth analysis, Sequoia Voting Systems, the retailer company, announced that its website became inaccessible on Thursday night due to unauthorized access. The company took action as soon as they realized what had happened and removed the “intrusive content,” a spokeswoman said, adding that the company took further security measures and proceeded to “security enhancements” in order to protect the website from similar attacks. The incident was uncovered by the computer scientists in charge of investigating the e-voting machines in the New Jersey case. According to the same source, he reported that around 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time, Sequoia’s Ballot Blog had been replaced with a message saying it had been hacked, also including the name of the authors. When the New Jersey officials requested the investigation on the February 5 voting machines after unusual errors appeared, Sequoia Voting Systems threatened to attack the decision in court for violation of the license agreement. Sequoia has opposed releasing the machines citing concerns about intellectual property.
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