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Chicago Election Judges Received Misinformation Calls

How could this have happened? The media has been reporting instances of Republican election judges receiving telephone calls misinforming them that their service was not needed on election day or that further training in remote far away places was required in order to participate as an election judge in Cook County Illinois. The Chicago Cook[…Read More]

Cook County Electronic Voting Equipment Indicates Tampering

Evidence Suggesting Tampering Discovered In Suburban Cook County, Illinois General Election 2014, November 4th, 2014 – Electronic Voting Advisory Back in October of 2011, our firm, Forensicon, Inc., was invited in at the last minute to participate in an open Request for Bid project with the Suburban Cook County government’s electronic voting equipment forensic audit.[…Read More]

Loest & McNamme v. Camera / Broadbent Selections

Plaintiff’s counsel filed a Motion for Sanctions against Defendants Katherine Camera, an individual, and Broadbent Selections, Inc. Defendants’ Counsel Mr. Joseph Marconi and Mr. Victor J. Pioli of Johnson & Bell LTD. successfully defeated those allegations using analysis of Forensicon’s Senior Examiner, Yaniv Schiff.

Chicago Board of Election Website Catastrophic Security Breach

More than 1.7 Million Registered Voters Have Personal Information Disclosed Forensicon just uncovered and reported a massive security breach at the Chicago Board of Election’s website http://www.chicagoelections.com. The last time this happened was back in 2006 when past and present Chairman of the Board of Elections ordered a computer forensics audit, yet here we are again[…Read More]

Voters Beware of Potential Electronic Voting Fraud

As voters head to the polls to vote, Forensicon Inc’s President, Lee Neubecker, advises those to select a paper ballot if afforded the opportunity.  While reviewing Cook County, Illinois’ Request For Proposal (RFP) for a Forensic Audit of Election Equipment last year, Forensicon identified potential weaknesses in the current electronic voting equipment used by Cook[…Read More]

Chicago Alderman’s Office Computers Stolen

News reports today indicate that Chicago Alderman Rick Muñoz of the 22nd Ward’s offices was burglarized sometime on July 18th or July 19th, 2012. A number of computers and other equipment were discovered missing when staff returned to the office. The Chicago Sun-Times also reports that the Alderman believes his data is secure since the[…Read More]

Forensicon Announces Relaunch of Website

Forensicon, Inc., a Chicago-based computer forensics and eDiscovery consultancy announces the relaunch of its website to include the Forensics Blotter, a blog covering popular items in the news relating to computer forensics, cyber security, hacker attacks, electronic privacy and eDiscovery. Forensicon’s relaunch of its existing website is now powered by WordPress technology customized by Chicago Style[…Read More]

Illinois House OK’s Citizen’s Right to Record Police While on Duty

Recently, the Illinois House approved House Bill 3944 which amends the Illinois Eavesdropping Act. Currently, a citizen can be charged with a felony if he or she record the audio of a police office acting in the line of duty without their knowledge. Cell phones and smart phones today allow for the capture of video[…Read More]

City of Chicago Website Hacked During NATO Protests

Members of “AntiS3curityOPS” claimed credit for the recent hacking of the City of Chicago’s website this past Sunday. The hack attempt allegedly had been in the planning phase for weeks, but only was executed following protesters reporting Chicago Police Department officers allegedly using physically violent tactics against protest participants. The group claims to be affiliated[…Read More]