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Incompatible file formats led Los Angeles County to drop 118,000 voters in California primary

Still, it doesn’t take an actual hacker to simulate the effects of a cyberattack on election systems, cybersecurity experts say. While results websites are unofficial counts, a successful distributed denial-of-service attack that knocks one offline can cause the public perception that an election has been thrown, John Dickson of the Denim Group consulting firm told StateScoop recently. And the indictment last month of 12 Russian intelligence officers contained multiple allegations that they targeted state and local voter registration systems during the 2016 election, including one state — believed to be Illinois — where the personal information of 500,000 voters was stolen.

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Denim Group is the leading secure software development firm, serving as a trusted advisor to customers on matters of software risk and security. The company builds software for the most security conscious while helping organizations assess and mitigate risk within their existing software. Denim Group's flagship ThreadFix product accelerates the process of software vulnerability remediation, reflecting the company's rich understanding of what it takes to fix application vulnerabilities faster. Denim Group has emerged as a strong contributor to the larger application security community and has actively participated in the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) since shortly after its inception.

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