Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Hacking the U.S. Elections

Last month, Wapack Labs reported on voter fraud issues in the U.S.  This past weekend, our CEO reiterated these same concerns in his blog.  This worry is real and could affect the integrity of the U.S. electoral process; and thus effect any aspects of U.S. and international corporate and government relations.  Though voter fraud has been a reality for many years, the fear of foreign and or domestic IT hacking is a true concern.  A series of data breaches overseas are spurring concerns that hackers could manipulate elections in the United States.  Many U.S. states do not have proper paper backups to properly cross reference voting records if their electronic systems are hacked or fail.  With heightened sensitivity regarding U.S. voter fraud and electronic voting machines, further OSINT research was conducted.   This information is being supplied for your situational awareness. 

Publication date:                          12 September 2016

Handling requirements:                Traffic light protocol (TLP) GREEN

Attribution/Threat Actors:            US POTUS Voter Fraud

Actor Type:                                   Tier III to IV          

Potential Targets:                         USA

Past Reporting:                             DOC-4174, DOC-4144, DOC-2145

The full attribution report has been published in its entirety in the Red Sky Alliance portal.  For more information please contact the lab directly at 844-4-WAPACK, 603-606-1246, or feedback@wapacklabs.com.

About Wapack Labs

Wapack Labs, located in New Boston, NH is a Cyber Threat Analysis and Intelligence organization supporting the Red Sky Alliance, the FS-ISAC and individual organizations by offering expert level targeted intelligence analysis answering some of the hardest questions in Cyber.  Wapack Labs’ engineers, researchers and analysts use deep analysis techniques and visualization to design and deliver transformational cyber-security analysis tools that fuse open source and proprietary information.  The intelligence derived from these tools and techniques serve as the foundation of Wapack Labs’ information reporting to the cyber-security teams of its customers and industry partners located around the world.