[ISN] 'Cyber attack brought down national election website'

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 00:50:03 -0600 (CST)

By Brett Borkan 
Colombia Reports
17 March 2010

Arolen S.A., a firm contracted by private telecommunications company UNE 
to provide technical services for the recent congressional elections, 
blamed a cyber attack for downing the national elections webpage of the 
National Registry.

The National Registry's website and the website publishing the election 
results were down for most of Sunday and Monday, restricting the 
public's access to up-to-date election information.

According to Arolen's General Director, Ivan Ribon, the website's 
failure should not be blamed on UNE or the National Registrar, but on 
his firm, reported W Radio on Wednesday.

On Monday, the National Registrar accepted responsibility for some of 
the post-election irregularities, but also put some of the blame on the 
telecommunications company UNE.


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