Featured Articles

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

Research firm IHS got hold of Samsung’s new flagship smartphone and took it apart to the last bolt to figure out…

More...
Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has finally gone on sale and it can be yours for €699, which is quite a lot of…

More...
Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel has added a load of Haswell refresh parts to its official price list and there really aren’t any surprises to…

More...
Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

During his appearance at PAX East panel and confirmed on Twitter, Titanfall developer Respawn confirmed that the first DLC pack for…

More...
KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 gained a lot of overclocking experience with the GTX 780 Hall of Fame (HOF), which we had a chance to…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 13 January 2014 12:09

Chinese hackers crashed US election commission PCs

Written by Nick Farrell



Democracy almost happened

Chinese hackers caused computers at the Federal Election Commission to crash, according to a new report. The hackers crashed the FEC's computer information technology systems in October just as the federal government shut down. A report into the crash, authored by the Center for Public Integrity, revealed that the agency is suffering from chronic staffing shortages.

Now two congress people are calling for an inquiry into FEC IT systems. John Mica the chairman of the House Government Operations Subcommittee which oversees federal IT matters said he is working with the staff of the full House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to investigate the extent of the breaches.

The ranking member of the Committee on House Administration, Robert Brady says he, too, wants his committee to conduct an oversight hearing on FEC operations -- something he described as "long overdue." FEC action has decreased significantly, mostly the result of partisan gridlock, Brady said. They alos have a bit interest in keeping the department week because it looks at campaign funding.

Last modified on Monday, 13 January 2014 18:29

Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

To be able to post comments please log-in with Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments