Nick Sauer, a first-term Republican state representative and member of an Illinois House anti-sexual harassment task force resigned Wednesday after an ex-girlfriend claimed that he posted nude photos of her on a fake social media account under her name.
After Illinois was targeted by Russian hackers prior to the 2016 elections and voter information leaked, securing future data has become a priority. The state may now look to emerging technology for one possible solution.
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In 2016, the Illinois Board of Elections and the state Republican Party were victims of cybersecurity breaches. But uncertainty lingers as to what the hackers wanted and whether future attacks can be prevented.