The leading cybersecurity agency in the nation just admitted that there are electronic vulnerabilities in the voting software of at least 16 states.
If left unaddressed, these vulnerabilities leave them susceptible to hacking.
The software in question?
You guessed it: Dominion.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) say the reports are from a prominent computer scientist who is an expert witness in a long-running lawsuit.
CISA claims that lawsuit has nothing to do with any claims of election fraud following the 2020 election.
The advisory was obtained ahead of its expected Friday release by the Associated Press, and details nine possible vulnerabilities that must be addressed.
While admitting the truth, CISA and the mainstream media also appear to be trying to downplay its importance.
CISA claims that there is currently no evidence that these flaws have been exploited to alter election results.
The top cybersecurity agency in the U.S. says electronic voting machines used in at least 16 states have software vulnerabilities that could leave them susceptible to hackers. Dominion Voting Systems defends its machines as “accurate and secure.” https://t.co/lbWRUytzor
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 1, 2022
The Associated Press broke the story:
Electronic voting machines from a leading vendor used in at least 16 states have software vulnerabilities that leave them susceptible to hacking if unaddressed, the nation’s leading cybersecurity agency says in an advisory sent to state election officials.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency, or CISA, said there is no evidence the flaws in the Dominion Voting Systems’ equipment have been exploited to alter election results. The advisory is based on testing by a prominent computer scientist and expert witness in a long-running lawsuit that is unrelated to false allegations of a stolen election pushed by former President Donald Trump after his 2020 election loss.
The advisory, obtained by The Associated Press in advance of its expected Friday release, details nine vulnerabilities and suggests protective measures to prevent or detect their exploitation. Amid a swirl of misinformation and disinformation about elections, CISA seems to be trying to walk a line between not alarming the public and stressing the need for election officials to take action.
The nation’s leading cybersecurity agency says electronic voting machines from a leading vendor used in at least 16 states have software vulnerabilities. https://t.co/a4ur7pZoes
— ABC News (@ABC) June 1, 2022
BREAKING REPORT: An alert has been issued by Cybersecurity and infrastructure security agency to election officials warning of vulnerabilities in DOMINION VOTING SYSTEMS used in 16 STATES that hackers could exploit…
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) June 1, 2022
CISA says Dominion voting systems used in 16 states are vulnerable to hackers.
This statement is literally what Big tech has been banning people for saying ever since the stolen 2020 election.
Dominion machines should be BANNED in America. pic.twitter.com/uPHrwdKKlf
— Adaliab (@Adaliabcomcast1) June 1, 2022
CNN reports that federal cybersecurity officials have verified software vulnerabilities in ballot-marking devices made by Dominion Voting Systems could allow a malicious actor to temper with the devices –@TheLastRefuge2https://t.co/0CR4hSyC1n
— Ben Tallmadge /Boycott CCP (@BenTallmadge01) May 29, 2022
Even CNN has quietly admitted that the machines can be hacked.
Check out the immediate spin they put on the story though:
Federal cybersecurity officials have verified there are software vulnerabilities in certain ballot-marking devices made by Dominion Voting Systems, discovered during a controversial Georgia court case, which could in theory allow a malicious actor to tamper with the devices, according to a draft analysis reviewed by CNN.
The vulnerabilities have never been exploited in an election and doing so would require physical access to voting equipment or other extraordinary criteria standard election security practices prevent, according to the analysis from the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
But because the subject is Dominion voting equipment, which has been the target of conspiracy theorists who falsely claim there was large-scale fraud in the 2020 election, federal and state and local officials are bracing for election deniers to try to weaponize news of the vulnerabilities ahead of midterm elections.
BOMBSHELL REPORT: Software Vulnerabilities in certain ballot-marking devices made by DOMINION VOTING SYSTEMS, discovered during a controversial Georgia court case "could in theory ALLOW A MALICIOUS ACTOR to tamper with the devices".. – CNN
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) May 29, 2022
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Flagging election experts: How did Dominion machines in 16 states become at risk for hacking ahead of the 2022 elections after 2020 being the most secure election ever? Did these states downgrade their security? https://t.co/tEX8toztla
— Yossi Gestetner (@YossiGestetner) June 1, 2022
US Cyber Agency warns Dominion Voting machines are "vulnerable" to hacking.
No word on that status 2 years ago.
And Just in time for Midterms as Democrats face a devastating election season.
— Sinner's News (@Sinners_News) June 1, 2022