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Maryland elections board says it detected 'suspicious activity' last fall

Maryland elections board says it detected 'suspicious activity' last fall

Maryland's State Board of Elections detected "suspicious activity" on the computer system it uses for online voter registration before last fall's election and called in cybersecurity experts to evaluate it, administrator Linda H. Lamone said Wednesday.

Lamone's disclosure came in response to an inquiry by The Baltimore Sun amid reports that Russian cyberattacks had breached election systems in 39 states.

Lamone said the system was not penetrated. She said the activity did not compromise vote tabulation.

"Because of our strong security protocols, the system was not breached," Lamone said. "However, as an extra security precaution we had...

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