Hacker spoiled the ballot while testing the online voting system


Hackers carried out 14 attacks and spoiled one ballot while testing the online voting system. Artyom Kostyrko, head of the department for improvement of territorial management and development of smart projects of the Moscow government, announced this on the air of the Ekho Moskvy radio station.


“We have craftsmen who stop every vote (the system - ed.), Write some invalid character into it, encrypt it with a key and send it to us in the blockchain. This ballot is reflected in the protocol as invalid. newsletter, he managed to spoil the link for receiving this newsletter. This delayed the decryption procedure a little, because we faced this for the first time and checked whether everything is displayed, "said Kostyrko.


Kostyrko noted that not a single attack on the system affected the voting results, and all hacking attempts will be dismantled by a technical group.


As previously reported , the online voting system was tested on July 29 and 30 in Moscow. Testing was carried out before the elections in September in order to identify possible errors in the system and eliminate them.

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