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In a party line vote, the US House Administration Committee voted yesterday to kill the Election Assistance Committee, which sets federal standards for voting technology. If the bill becomes law, it could affect efforts to protect US elections from cyber attacks, further indicating that Republicans aren't all that bothered by the threat of election hacking.

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As more and more things become connected to the internet, they all become more susceptible to hackers. So it should come as no surprise that even state-of-the-art hotel lock systems are now getting ransomed. Hackers recently penetrated the security system of a four-star hotel in Austria, leaving the hotel unable to create new keys. The system was only restored after the hotel agreed to pay a ransom in Bitcoin.