The article refers to a report from 2013 and its author. The report claimed the e-voting system included lax and inconsistent operational security, insufficient transparency measures for proving an honest count, and a software design that was vulnerable to attack from foreign powers. However, according to the Estonian Electoral Committee representative, they have had no cooperation or contact with the group in question.
Moreover, “The timing is suspicious for us, with it being announced right before the election process begins. We are really happy with constructive criticism, but there is nothing that we see in the report that we already did not know and have been addressing."
E-voting is a secure digital process that has been studied a number of times over the last 15 years.
There have also been attempts to break it both consciously (when testing the security of the system) and with slightly more malicious intent. There is no record of a single verified incident of anyone having succeeded in changing, erasing or adding an electronic vote in a way not in accordance with the Elections Act and other public rules.
The pro-Kremlin media has also falsely claimed that e-votes are not secret and benefit right-wing parties.