State elections board official noted ‘suspicious activity’
Maryland’s elections administrator says the state found “suspicious activity” on a computer system it uses for online voter registration before last fall’s election.
Linda Lamone said cybersecurity experts determined the system was not penetrated, thanks to “strong security protocols.”
She disclosed the activity Wednesday in response to an inquiry by The Baltimore Sun about alleged Russian cyberattacks on states’ election systems. Maryland’s experts didn’t determine the origin of the apparent attempted breach.
Ms. Lamone said the activity didn’t compromise vote-counting, which is conducted by local boards of election and is not online.