Fear Of Russian Hacking Pushes Netherlands To Paper Election Ballots

Netherlands paper ballot
A woman holds her ballot paper as he emerges from the voting booth prior to casting his vote for the general election in Amsterdam, Netherlands on March 15, 2017. Amid unprecedented international attention, the Dutch go to the polls Wednesday in a parliamentary election that is seen as a bellwether for the future of populism in a year of crucial votes in Europe. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Netherlands paper ballot
A woman holds her ballot paper as he emerges from the voting booth prior to casting his vote for the general election in Amsterdam, Netherlands on March 15, 2017. Amid unprecedented international attention, the Dutch go to the polls Wednesday in a parliamentary election that is seen as a bellwether for the future of populism in a year of crucial votes in Europe. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Fear Of Russian Hacking Pushes Netherlands To Paper Election Ballots

As Europe and the world closely watches parliamentary elections in the Netherlands, many political and cyber experts believe Russia is hacking elections across Europe and in the U.S.

As a result, the Dutch have abandoned computer software and went back to hand-counted paper ballots. 

We talk about the results of Wednesday's poll and the threat of election cyber-hacking across the world with Hugo Jonker, assistant professor of security and privacy at the School of Computer Science of the Open University of the Netherlands. He is also a visiting researcher at the Digital Security group of the Radboud University Nijmegen.