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Hackers Discover Chinese Music Hidden in US Voting Machine Software at DEFCON

Las Vegas, NV – The Voting Machine Hacking Village at this year’s DEFCON 26 hacking conference was crowded with hackers of all ages proving just how vulnerable the US voting system is to data tampering.Harri Hursti, co-organizer of Voting Hacking Village, told Unicorn Riot that hackers who had accessed one voting machine found Chinese music hidden in WinVote software. Hursti stated the hackers also confirmed that the Chinese music was on all the WinVote election booth software of the same model. Previously, WinVote was certified as meeting the Voting Systems Standards of 2002. Thousands of machines running WinVote software were used during elections in multiple US states as recently as 2014.