Election hacking has been a hot topic ever since the 2016 U.S. elections. Over the last four years, news cycles have covered everything from misinformation spread across social media to alleged breaches of state voter systems. During the 2020 U.S. presidential elections, we predict that external threat actors will target state and local voter databases with a goal of creating … [Read more...]
Microsoft Outs Election Hacking Sites – Daily Security Byte
Election hacking has made headlines for over a year now, and I doubt these headlines will go away soon. Especially when tech companies are continuously discovering and disclosing new evidence of election related hacking campaigns left and right. This time, Microsoft made the news for discovering six websites that they claim Russian actors set up to phish GOP victims. Watch … [Read more...]
Are Social Media Bots Influencing You?
Fake Facebook Ads, Twitter Bots, and Fraudulent LinkedIn Accounts If you haven’t heard by now, many fake accounts exist on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. A social media bot refers to an account that programmatically posts content. Many bots serve good purposes such as reporting and gathering information. The data from bots can help businesses, governments, news agencies … [Read more...]
Explaining Election Hacking on Q13 FOX
If you were watching the news this morning, you might have seen our CTO Corey Nachreiner talking about election hacking. A leaked FBI alert from two days ago revealed that Arizona and Illinois' election board websites had been hacked by unknown attackers, which some believe to be the work of foreign governments. Corey went on the air with Bill Wixley at Q13 this morning to … [Read more...]