Delays in online voting at the NDP leadership convention have been blamed on hackers, with party officials saying they have found evidence of the attack. Jamey Heath, the NDP’s communications manager, said the party had managed to trace the Internet Protocol addresses of two perpetrators. “They’ve isolated it to individual IP addresses. Votes that have been cast are secure,” he said. The delays had threatened to become a full-scale public relations disaster for the party that even had some people questioning the integrity of the end result. There were lineups of more than an hour at the Metro Toronto Convention centre as the system slowed down. Eligible voters across the country were also getting online error messages.
… Alice Funke of punditsguide.ca told CTV News the NDP hired a Spanish-based company, Scytl, to conduct the election that apparently has a lot of experience handling large-scale online voting systems. “They felt they were quite assured that it would run smoothly,” she said, suggesting there are now hardware and wireless problems with the system. When the director of operations for the Canadian division of the company, Scytl Canada Inc., was contacted about the issues, he would not offer a comment.
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