Ernest LuningErnest LuningJuly 4, 201726min5460

A group of Georgia voters and a Colorado-based watchdog organization filed a lawsuit late Monday asking a judge to overturn the results of last month’s 6th Congressional District special election and scrap the state’s voting system, Colorado Politics has learned. The complaint, filed in Fulton County Superior Court, alleges that state and local election officials ignored warnings for months that Georgia’s centralized election system — already known for potential security flaws and lacking a paper trail to verify results — had been compromised and left unprotected from intruders since at least last summer, casting doubt on Republican Karen Handel’s 3.8-point win over Democrat Jon Ossoff in the most expensive House race in the nation’s history.


Aaron HarberAaron HarberMay 12, 20177min670

In a cyber attack on Netflix and major networks, a hacker who calls themselves “The Dark Overlord,” held hostage programs which have yet to be publicly released. In an attempt to extort the companies which own the shows, the hacker threatened to release the programs before their official release dates — thus preempting the channels, networks and platforms which had carefully scheduled and scripted those release dates.


Clifford D. MayClifford D. MayJanuary 19, 20179min815

Russia’s hacking of the Democratic National Committee was mischievous. Did it change the outcome of the 2016 elections? No evidence suggests that and the intelligence community isn’t claiming that. So those who are may be presumed to have an agenda: to establish the narrative that Donald Trump was not legitimately elected president. From that, it would follow that no one — not mayors, not governors, not members of Congress — is obliged to cooperate with him. They would be justified to “resist” his presidency instead. Ironically, or perhaps hypocritically, those who take this line are helping the Russians achieve their goal which, according to the declassified intelligence report released Friday, was to “undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process.”


Tom RamstackTom RamstackOctober 18, 201615min422

Ongoing accusations by the Obama administration that the Russian government should be blamed for hacking the computers of presidential campaigns is reviving calls by federal lawmakers for improvements to internet security. Among them is Colorado Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, who pledged to introduce a bill imposing stiff sanctions on Russian cyber-criminals. “Russia’s interference with American democracy is a direct threat to our political process and it may only be the tip of the iceberg," Gardner said in a statement. "It is imperative that Russia’s behavior is met with strength in the form of aggressive sanctions to show the world that its cyber-crimes will not be tolerated.”