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Cyber attack leaves Huntington voters concerned during primary election

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WPTA21) – A cyber attack left a few Huntington voters concerned during Tuesday’s primary election.

Huntington County officials said their IT department discovered a cyber attack on Monday morning. They said the attack was made on the county and city’s operating systems.

We talked with a few voters about the attack and they said it concerned them.

“It’s scary. It really is,” Juaquanda Budrow, a voter said. “It makes you wonder living in this town like what else could happen?”

Huntington County officials said no files were stolen or modified and their systems were not damaged.

Officials also said the election equipment is not connected to the internet and Tuesday’s election won’t be affected.

However, some voters said they were still concerned about their information.

“Well I’m surprised. Small town USA, you don’t really expect something that local, but everything is so interconnected that in a way it doesn’t surprise me,” Raymond Budrow, a voter said.

Huntington County officials said their IT department, an independent contractor and Indiana State Police are working together to fix the issue.

Officials said the systems could be fixed as early as Wednesday morning.

 

Louie Tran

Louie Tran is the weekend anchor for Fort Wayne’s NBC at 6 and 11pm and a weekday general assignment reporter. To share story ideas, please email him at ltran@wpta21.com.

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