Elections, Deceptions & Political Breaches

Monday, June 5, 2017

Political hacks have many lessons for the business world.

Political cyberattacks have taken many different forms over recent months, starting from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) hack, which appears to have been the work of Russian nation-state hackers to cause disruption and controversy around the US elections, to the potential information gathering of known Chinese hackers ahead of negotiations between President Donald Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping, to the document leaks against French President Emmanuel Macron, allegedly by an American hacker.

In our unpredictable environment, where popular opinion and political debate are constantly changing, it's no wonder that cybercrime is becoming a powerful weapon in obtaining confidential information and as propaganda.

This article by Fidelis Threat Systems Manager John Bambenek appeared in Dark Reading. Read the full article.