The elections office of Florida's third-most populous county was breached by a crippling cyberattack in the weeks leading up to the 2016 election, NPR confirmed on Thursday. There is no indication that the ransomware attack was connected to Russian interference efforts leading up to the last presidential race, but the revelation about it now shows how election officials are preparing for this year's election without knowing all the details of what happened before. The attack on Palm Beach County came to light during a Palm Beach Post editorial board interview with county elections supervisor Wendy Sartory Link . "Have we been hacked in Palm Beach County? Yeah, we have," Link told the paper. A spokesperson for the elections office also confirmed the...
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Key Florida Elections Office Endured Cyberattack Ahead of 2016 Election