Date: 2 months ago   Category: IT & Media

The partner of Channel One eliminated defects of a system of vote by "Voice" — Rambler News Service


Photo: Sergey of Fadeichev/TASS Attracted to investigation of a price markup of vote on a show "the Voice. Children" the research company Group-IB transferred to the partner of Channel One in carrying out vote by "Voice" of the recommendation about elimination of gaps in information security of vote, and the company already entered the main changes into the system, RNS in the press service of Group-IB reported. "At the beginning of May "SMS Services" started elimination of shortcomings of a system. By the present moment the main works in this direction are completed", – reported in the press service of Group IB. It is about "vulnerabilities of information security in the system of processing of the entering SMS messages on the party of the aggregator which were not used in the malicious purposes in a voting process following the results of the final, however could create risk of substitution of results in the future", the representative of Group IB specified. "We do not estimate ethical aspect of a question, honesty of a victory now, etc., we work with the facts and digital proofs — and they demonstrate intervention. Once again we will emphasize that the election system of the winner was not exposed to either external cyber attacks, or internal influence from the insider, however the fact of the automated price markup showed its imperfection", – words of the head of Group IB Ilya Sachkov are cited in the message. He emphasized that also other systems of television votes by means of SMS are also vulnerable against such technologies. Earlier in the show final "the Voice. Children" on Channel One with a multiple separation from other participants following the results of SMS vote the singer's daughter Alsou Mikella Abramova won. Results sparked criticism in society, Channel One doubted correctness of results of vote and involved the company on investigation of cybercrimes of Group IB in trial of the incident. During the first stage of check Group-IB revealed the automated SMS mailing during the vote for one of participants of a competition "the Voice. Children". Channel One decided to cancel after that results of a competition.

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