Former CIA spy: make no mistake, Russia is going to keep interfering in US elections

Russia expects relations with the United States to remain tense, according to one of Vladimir Putin’s spokesmen who publicly shrugged at the US midterm election results. “There is no rosy outlook for normalizing Russian-American relations on the horizon,” Dmitry Peskov, President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, told reporters last week. “It can hardly happen that they will […]

Link: https://labs.bitdefender.com/2018/11/former-cia-spy-make-no-mistake-russia-is-going-to-keep-interfering-in-us-elections/

Report – Thursday, 08 November 2018

Data Debrief   Indicators within normal range. Top states targeted by cyber-crime activity are California, Texas and Florida. The least affected state is Georgia. New Incidents No new incidents discovered today In the News New Democratic House majority elevates election security to top-of-mind Legend & Terms All information below is property of Bitdefender, and based […]

Link: https://labs.bitdefender.com/2018/11/report-thursday-08-november-2018/

Aging voting equipment in US faces added stress as hotly contested election prompts high voter turnout

Election meddling rumors have seeped into the minds of registered voters, with many U.S. citizens pledging to get out and vote not only to support their candidates, but also to counter any foreign attempts to influence the election’s outcome. The number of American citizens showing up to the polls surged amid heightened tensions around the […]

Link: https://labs.bitdefender.com/2018/11/aging-voting-equipment-in-us-faces-added-stress-as-hotly-contested-election-prompts-high-voter-turnout/

New Democratic House majority elevates election security to top-of-mind

With the U.S. midterm elections over and a majority of Democratic lawmakers now occupying the seats in the House of Representatives, election security is a top-of-mind issue, according to those familiar with the matter. In the first entry in a series on cybersecurity policy, The Washington Post brings good news for those concerned about election […]

Link: https://labs.bitdefender.com/2018/11/new-democratic-house-majority-elevates-election-security-to-top-of-mind/

Facebook shuts down 115 accounts possibly linked to bad actors

A few hours before the US mid-term election, 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts were blocked for possible “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s Head of Cybersecurity Policy, announced on Monday. Claiming it was tipped off by police on Sunday, the social network started investigating and found important online activity linked to bad actors, […]

Link: https://labs.bitdefender.com/2018/11/facebook-shuts-down-115-accounts-possibly-linked-to-bad-actors/