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Posted: Dec 09, 2018
Amidst the row over EVM safety and tampering in Madhya Pradesh, a Delhi-based software engineer was arrested from Gwalior railway station on Wednesday after he approached a Congress candidate offering to 'securely hack or tamper' EVMs in his favour. The accused offered a deal to tamper with EVMs at Rs 2.5 lakh per unit. Dummy evm machine
He has initially been booked under sections for forgery and would be produced before local court on Thursday, said police. Abhay Joshi, 30, had contacted the Congress candidate from Bhind constituency Ramesh Dubey, who got him arrested. Dubey said, "A person named Ajay Singh called me from Delhi saying he had read about the EVM controversy in Bhind and have a team of engineers who can hack the machines remotely. I knew there was something fishy. When I asked him for details, he said his engineer would call me." dummy evm Later, Joshi called him on which Dubey decided to meet him at Gwalior to find the truth, he said. During our meeting, Joshi said EVMs can be hacked with some circuits, besides changing the votes. He showed me some circuits on his phone," Dubey told TOI, adding, "his deal was Rs 2.5 lakhs per EVM." Gwalior SP Navneet Bhasin said Joshi is being interrogated for more details. "We will send a team to Delhi at his residential premises for search. It seems to be a forgery attempt for easy money, nothing else," he added. Congress candidates in Bhind are already sceptical about EVMs following a 2017 episode where Madhya Pradesh government had suspended 19 officials including the district collector and the SP after a controversial video of a dummy test of an electronic voting machine (EVM) in Bhind ahead of a by-election there went viral on social media. The Bhind video reportedly shows the voter verifiable paper audit trail leading to slips bearing only the ruling BJP’s lotus symbol when different buttons on the EVM were pressed. Congress and AAP had staged protests demanding removal of the then chief electoral officer (CEO) of MP OTTAWA — Cyber threats to Canada’s federal election in 2019 are coming fast and furious, surprising even the intelligence agency tasked with monitoring and combating the issue, and politicians and political parties are the target, a House of Commons committee heard on Thursday.CSE, Canada’s foreign signals intelligence agency, said the threats include "social media botnet amplification" and the use of social media by adversaries to reach their audience. Botnet amplification involves using dummy accounts on social media to amplify a specific message or user."There are more threats and in fact, the velocity of these threats is increasing faster than we expected," said André Boucher, the assistant deputy minister of operations at the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, which is overseen by the CSE.Last week, Facebook deleted more than 800 political pages that were breaking anti-spamming rules on the platform as governments and tech firms try to get a handle on misinformation campaigns being waged on the web.The main threat isn’t to the systems that run the country’s elections, like voting machines and Elections Canada voter lists, but to the politicians themselves. A 2017 report by CSE warned that, because Canadian elections are conducted by paper ballot, political parties and the media are more vulnerable to cyber threats."I have every confidence that voter lists will be adequately protected by the measures and technology in place. It’s enough, we believe," said Boucher. "I’m fully confident Canadians can trust their electoral systems."At the hearing, Boucher warned that both state actors and contractors hired by nation states are responsible for the activity the agency is seeing. Although no specific countries were named, former FBI director James Comey warned Canadians to be wary of Russian President Vladimir Putin and "his thugocracy.
Dummy Evm Machine Supplier, A sign for the Government of Canada's Communications Security Establishment (Cse) outside their headquarters in Ottawa. Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press/File