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Derek Willis

Derek Willis is a news applications developer at ProPublica, focusing on politics and elections.

Foreign hackers cripple Texas county’s email system, raising election security concerns

The malware attack, which sent fake email replies to voters and businesses, spotlights an overlooked vulnerability in counties that don’t follow best practices for computer security.


The Voter Fraud Commission wants your data -- but experts say they can't keep it safe

Newly revealed records show sloppy practices that could put millions of people’s information at risk.