Is the State Election System vulnerable to hacks

Posted at 7:05 PM, Feb 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-03 19:05:56-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Last month Fox 4 showed you how Dan Sinclair, who is running for Lee County Supervisor of Elections, was able to gain access to a server operated by the Lee County Supervisor of Elections. Now, Sinclair has sent a detailed document to the state, showing how he was able to do the same thing to the state's computer network.

In less than 3 minutes Sinclair and his team were able to pull up a table of social security names and numbers, even user names and passwords.

They documented how they gained access to the system and sent a report to the state, hoping the administration would make the necessary upgrades to security.

Four in Your Corner called the State Department of Elections wanting to know if they are going to make any adjustments. They didn't want to talk but e-mailed this response:

"The Department of State is reviewing the matter. Otherwise, we have no comment at this time."

Sinclair and his team say they just want to protect the integrity of our election system.

Since the release of our first report, Sinclair says the IT specialist from the State Division of Elections has contacted them to review the situation and is working on “plugging any holes”.