Twitter warns verified users against attempts to mislead public after Conservative factcheckUK stunt

The Conservative Party press office posed as an independent fact-checking service on Twitter, abusing its verified status in an attempt to fool British voters.

I find it hard to see it any other way…

Donation details “leak” from the Labour Party website

You may have missed it amongst the many news reports of the denial-of-service attacks troubling Labour, but that wasn’t the only reason the UK political party made the cybersecurity headlines this week.

That “sophisticated” Labour cyber-attack – don’t panic

With a drama-filled general election campaign underway in the United Kingdom, the Labour Party says that its systems suffered a “sophisticated and large-scale cyber-attack.”

High school election hacked by candidate who exploited weak passwords

When Berkeley High School in California held its first ever elections for student government last month, things went about as well you probably expected…

Smashing Security podcast #103: An Instagram nightmare, crazy iPhone deaths, and election hack claims

One travel blogger finds you don’t have to be Kylie Jenner to be targeted by an Instagram hacker. When 40 iPhones at a hospital mysteriously die, what could be the explanation? And, surprise surprise, political parties in the USA are throwing around hacking accusations.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Naked Security’s Mark Stockley.

On eve of US elections, Facebook blocked 115 accounts engaged in ‘coordinated inauthentic behavior’

Just hours before the US mid-term elections opened, Facebook responded to a tip from law enforcement agencies and shut down 115 accounts that were behaving suspiciously, and potentially linked to a foreign entity.

Smashing Security podcast #087: How Russia hacked the US election

Regardless of whether Donald Trump believes Russia hacked the Democrats in the run-up to the US Presidential election or not, we explain how they did it. And Carole explores some of the creepier things being done in the name of surveillance.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault.

Carole Cadwalladr takes us behind the scenes of the Cambridge Analytica investigation

Carole Cadwalladr, the investigative journalist who revealed how the personal data of millions of Facebook users was used to influence the US election, speaks about what went on behind the headlines.

Reality Winner pleads guilty after being unmasked by microdots

Reality Winner, the US government contractor who leaked top secret documents about Russian hacking, has pleaded guilty.

DEF CON attendees make short work of electronic voting machines

Attendees to the DEF CON hacking conference in Las Vegas discovered weak spots in electronic voting machines that attackers could abuse in future compromises.

David Bisson reports.

I’m voting in the election today, and no-one will check my identity

Wouldn’t it be better if there was at least some token effort made to verify people’s identity before they voted in the general election?

US Election voting booth hoax spreads on Facebook

Facebook users are mistakenly sharing a warning with each other about how to behave in voting booths during today’s elections for the American presidency.

Russian election ‘cyber attack’ brings down websites

LiveJournal and other websites brought down as Russia turns out to vote. Could the elections have resulted in internet attacks on websites claiming that the vote was being fixed?

Ron Paul’s website attacked during fundraising drive

A fundraising drive by US presidential hopeful Ron Paul was disrupted this weekend by an internet attack against his website.

Election day vote: What punishment for cybercriminals?

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Data breaches spiral around Nick Clegg in UK election

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