Swiss government invites hackers to attack its e-voting platform

The Swiss government has welcomed hackers from across the world to launch attacks against an e-voting platform to boost the system’s security ahead of future elections.

The public intrusion test (PIT), scheduled for between 25 February and 24 March, will see white hat hackers attempt to penetrate and undermine the integrity of the Swiss Post’s system for a ‘bug bounty’.

An e-voting session is scheduled for the last day of this period, 24 March, but hackers who register with SCRT, an intrusion testing company, can begin orchestrating attacks against the platform for up to a month before.

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Source: ITPro