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Hackers delay results in Lowndes County

By Alicia Eakin - bio | email

November 5, 2008

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Lowndes County election workers say hackers tried to delay election results.

In their attempt to hacked into the county election results web site, the server crashed.

That forced the election results area to move from the conference center to the Board of elections.

"When we realized there was a problem, we tried to counteract and we'd get the site up temporarily, be overwhelmed again, then get it back up. So it was about midnight last night when things finally settled down and we had the information on site," says Paige Dukes with the Lowndes County Commissioners Office.

The site was separate from the state's election program so it did not affect the actual results or the speed in which votes were counted.

The case has been turned over to the Lowndes County Sheriff's office. They are optimistic they can track the hacker.

They are also will investigate if it was an attack aimed at Lowndes County or many counties throughout the state.


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