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Old March 24, 2012, 02:48 PM
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Default NDP leadership vote hampered by denial of service attack: [Globe and Mail]

Looks like some hackers have decided to put a wrinkle into the NDP leadership vote today:
Balloting at the NDP leadership race has been delayed by outside hackers who attacked the computer system that allowed all party members to cast a ballot, whether at home or at the convention.
The party’s chief electoral officer called the various campaigns Saturday evening to let them know a denial-of-service attack had taken place.
Hackers attack NDP, delaying electronic leadership vote - The Globe and Mail

This shows the pitfalls of using the web to vote. I have always hoped that Elections Canada would come up with something to allow people to vote online but I think things like this will just discourage that from happening (even if there are competing technologies and methods to conduct a vote).
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