The hacktivists developed a firewall to foil Karl Rove's plot
In a press release published right after the US elections, Anonymous hacktivists claimed that they had managed to prevent American political consultant and policy advisor Karl Rove from stealing votes in Mitt Romney’s favor by utilizing the ORCA program.The hackers stated that, in the weeks before the elections, they had created what they called The Great Oz, a “targeted password protected firewall” designed to prevent fraud.
“We placed this code on more than one of the digital tunnels and their destinations that Karl’s not so smart worker bees planned to use on election night,” Anonymous members wrote.
“We noticed that these tunnels were strategically placed to allow for tunnel rats to race to the server sewers from three different states,” they added.
Apparently, Rove’s “worker bees” made 105 unsuccessful attempts to guess the password and bypass the firewall.
Although they haven’t provided any evidence to back their allegations, they reveal that they might provide it to WikiLeaks.
According to The Examiner, Ohio did experience some server problems. Anonymous’ claims are also backed by the fact that Rove was confident that Romney would win the elections.