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Hacks on Louisiana Parishes Hint at Nightmare Election Scenario

  • Expert believes November ransomware attacks timed to election
  • ‘A very dangerous model for discrediting election results’

James Wroten called the clerk of court in Vernon Parish, Louisiana last November with an urgent message.

The timing wasn’t convenient. The clerk, Jeffrey Skidmore, was relaxing on his back porch and hoping to soak in some final moments of quiet before state and local elections. Skidmore let the call go to voicemail.