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FDLE investigates possible hack into county site

Posted at 8:44 AM, Feb 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-11 08:44:16-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - State investigators are looking at a man who explained in an online video how he breached a Lee Supervisor of Elections computer server without permission.

The News-Press (http://bit.ly/1O2fqcd) reports the Florida Department of Law Enforcement recently carried out a search warrant at the Estero home of David Levin. The state agency would only confirm there is an active investigation.

Levin said that in December, he first "stumbled upon" a security gap in Lee Supervisor of Elections' computer system that could put voters' personal information at risk.

One of the people Levin contacted in December about his findings was Dan Sinclair, who is running against the current Supervisor of Elections.

Levin appears with Sinclair on an online video posted Jan. 25 to a YouTube account under Sinclair's name.

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Information from: The (Fort Myers, Fla.) News-Press, http://www.news-press.com

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