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DHS moves to defend voter databases from ransomware attacks

The Department of Homeland Security is creating a program to keep voter registration databases from being infected with ransomware in an effort to avoid a disastrous Election Day scenario in which a malicious actor -- either a meddling government or an opportunistic criminal -- would lock up the systems used to verify who is allowed to vote.

WannaCry ransomware hero to remain free

Marcus Hutchins, the British cybersecurity researcher who gained notoriety for stopping a destructive worldwide virus before being arrested by the FBI on hacking charges, won't face additional prison time, a judge ruled Friday.