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U.S. Election Assistance Commission Reports Potential Breach of Web-Facing Application

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Dec 15, 2016

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has become aware of a potential intrusion into an EAC web-facing application. The EAC is currently working with Federal law enforcement agencies to investigate the potential breach and its effects.

The EAC does not administer elections. State and local jurisdictions run elections.

The EAC’s mission is to provide a clearinghouse of election administration best practices, administer a voluntary voting machine certification system, and survey election administration practices.

The EAC does not collect or store any personal information of voters. The EAC does not maintain voter databases. The EAC does not tabulate or store vote totals.

Upon detecting the intrusion, the EAC terminated access to the application and began working with federal law enforcement agencies to determine the source of this criminal activity. The FBI is currently conducting an ongoing

Contact: Brenda Bowser Soder
Phone: 301-563-3951
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