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Hacker Attempts to Disrupt Russia’s Blockchain Voting System



A hacker has attempted to disrupt a blockchain voting system currently being used to help decide constitutional changes in the Russian Federation.

According to Russian news agency TASS, head of the Moscow government’s IT technologies department Artem Kostyrko said an observation node on the blockchain had been targeted, but the system was still functioning correctly. It’s not clear from the report what the hacker managed to achieve in the attack, if anything, and how far the intrusion penetrated.

“At present, increased security mode has been introduced. There was no interruption in voting, all votes are in the guaranteed delivery service, ...

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