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The Iranian Cyber-threat

Amid reports of Russian hackers influencing elections, Chinese hackers pilfering state secrets, and North Korea launching ransomware attacks, it would be easy to underestimate Iran's potential as a cyber-threat to the US.

US Senator says Facebook should clean up bots or face fines

Concerning the US FBI's investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 US election, Senator Amy Klobuchar said social media companies should be fined if they can't get rid of bots on their platforms.

DHS Manfra: Russians successfully penetrate some US state election systems

Russian hackers successfully penetrated voter registration rolls in a number of US states, US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) cyber-security chief Jeanette Manfra said Wednesday.

Evidence of Russian Twitter accounts subverting US election criticised

Twitter's revelation that it had identified about 200 accounts that may have broken its terms of service and were possibly linked to nefarious activity geared toward influencing the 2016 US election criticised in Senate.

Clinton's campaign manager: There will be a CISO in every campaign

Clinton's presidential election campaign manager, Robby Mook, told a crowd in London about his experience of 'election hacking.'

Hacking the UK general election might be possible but 'highly unlikely'

Any tampering of the UK General Election would likely be by insiders rather than foreign governments, with localised impact unlikely to affect national outcomes, experts agree.

Data scientists urge Clinton to ask for recount in three states as voting anomalies emerge

Scientists and activist have urged Hilary Clinton to challenge the recent presidential election outcome, claiming to have new evidence that voting machines in key states were hacked into.

Cozy Bear campaign 'PowerDuke' rides post-election wave

Russian APT group Cozy Bear has reportedly been targeting U.S. think tanks and non-governmental organisations in the immediate aftermath of the U.S. presidential race, devising malware campaigns that capitalise on post-election controversy.

How likely is it for someone to hack the US election?

Fears of hacking the US election have been a recurring theme throughout the election campaign, so as Americans go to the polls we ask, what are the chances of a hack?

Researcher warns of critical point of failure in US election system

Sean Sullivan, security advisor at F-Secure Labs, has warned that hackers could severely disrupt the reporting of the US general election on 8 November by hacking AP servers.

Election misdirection: Scammers exploiting presidential race with malware, spam and bots

As Election Day approaches, researchers have detected a marked uptick in malicious cyber campaigns that seek to capitalize on the highly contentious 2016 race for president.

State officials warn Congress: don't damage public confidence in election systems

An association of state officials has published an open letter that seeks to strengthen public confidence in the electoral process, in light of research that has raised questions about the security of voting machines.

Intelligence officials have 'high confidence' Russian gov hacked DNC

Highly placed intelligence officials are pretty sure that the hackers who breached the Democratic party just over a month ago were backed by the Russian government.

Clinton campaign accuses Russia of DNC hack

The leak of 19,000 embarrassing emails from the Democratic Party has got the Clinton campaign talking about Russian involvement and how foreign actors may be trying to manipulate the outcome of November's election.

93.4 million Mexican voters exposed in massive database leak

The electoral details of the full voting public of Mexico have been leaked and published

Hacked filipino voter records made public

Filipino voting records which were breached earlier this month have now been made public and searchable.

Anonymous once again targets ISIS following Brussels attacks

Anonymous has reportedly set its sights on ISIS following the terrorist attack on Belgium in its latest campaign dubbed "#OpBrussels.