Hired ‘hackers’ attempt, and fail, to invade Brazil’s voting system
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — More than 20 would-be hackers gathered at the headquarters of Brazil’s electoral authority in the capital this week. Their mission: to infiltrate the national electoral system before a highly anticipated race in October.
Their 3-day battery of attempted assaults ended on Friday and was part of the planned tests that take place every election year, usually passing without incident or, for that matter, attracting attention. But with President Jair Bolsonaro continually casting doubt on the reliability of the system, the test has taken on outsized importance as the electoral authority, known as the TSE, seeks to boost confidence in the upcoming general election.