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Media “vulnerable” to cyberattacks during US elections night

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Media “vulnerable” to cyberattacks during US elections night

Politico notes that several recent cases of attacks online against news publishers and a security blog show that news organisations are facing a growing threat of cyberattacks. Moreover, such attacks are reportedly becoming stronger. During a high-profile event such as the US election night, concerted cyberattacks against the media could have serious consequences.

For the elections, a particularly vulnerable target might be the Associated Press and its reporters who are deployed around the US to report on the results of the voting: AP’s updates are referenced by many other news outlets, so false information could spread widely. If voters were to be subjected to misinformation during the election day, it could even have an effect on their decisions.


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Teemu Henriksson


2016-10-21 13:20

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