Man arrested for altering voter registration data of Florida governor: police

Raphael Satter
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FILE PHOTO: A man types into a keyboard during the Def Con hacker convention in Las Vegas
FILE PHOTO: A man types into a keyboard during the Def Con hacker convention in Las Vegas

By Raphael Satter

(Reuters) - A man was arrested for making unauthorized changes to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' voter registration details, state authorities said.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said it arrested Anthony Steven Guevara, 20, of Naples, Florida, on Tuesday night on charges of unauthorized access of a computer and altering a voter registration without consent after he changed DeSantis' address via his web browser.

The department said Guevara is believed to have also accessed the voter registrations of U.S. Senator Rick Scott and sports celebrities Michael Jordan and LeBron James but made no changes.

The department said it had no contact details for anyone representing Guevara. An email sent to an address associated with Guevara did not receive an immediate reply.

Concern over election-related hacking has been high in the years since Russian cyber spies roiled the 2016 presidential contest between Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.

(Reporting by Raphael Satter)