State elec­tions board of­fi­cial noted ‘sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity’

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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.

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