Photo: home of “the Voice. Children” in “Vkontakte”
The fact of the automated cheating votes on “the Voice. The children” showed an imperfect system television online voting. About it “lente.ru” reported in a press-service of the company Group-IB, which is investigating the incident.
The representative of the organization said that this precedent should be a reason for audits and regular audits of other projects, as “other systems of TV voting via SMS is also vulnerable.”
Group-IB noted that the electoral system is a winner at children’s song contest is not subjected to any external attacks or effects from the inside. Thus on the intervention point discovered vulnerabilities in the system process incoming SMS messages on the side of the aggregator. And although the vulnerabilities this time is not used for malicious purposes, they could be created a risk of substitution of results in the future.
May 16, the First channel has cancelled competition results, having examined the preliminary results of the investigation company Group-IB. Cybersecurity experts revealed cheating in favor Micelle Abramova in the course of SMS – and telephone voting. Using bots managed to wind 38 thousand votes.
On the same day it became known that the automated wrapping of votes in favor Abramova could cost about 2-3 million rubles for the price of one bought votes in the 60-80 rubles.
Video, photo All from Russia.