Category: 2016 presidential election

Twitter scrubs nearly 5,000 accounts tied to state-backed information operations
2016 presidential election, Chris Murphy

Twitter scrubs nearly 5,000 accounts tied to state-backed information operations

(Pexels)technology Written by Shannon Vavra Jun 13, 2019 | CYBERSCOOP Twitter said Thursday it has removed thousands of accounts associated with six state-backed disinformation campaigns ... Read More

FBI director: Protecting 2018 election was a 'dress rehearsal' for 2020
2016 presidential election, 2018 midterms

FBI director: Protecting 2018 election was a 'dress rehearsal' for 2020

Christopher Wray. (Wikicommons)government Written by Sean Lyngaas Apr 26, 2019 | CYBERSCOOP Protecting the 2018 U.S. midterm elections from foreign meddling was a “dress rehearsal ... Read More

Feds say Russian 2016 election meddling spanned all US states
2016 presidential election, A Zero Day Latest News

Feds say Russian 2016 election meddling spanned all US states

A multi-agency report has strengthened claims that Russia meddled with election systems in all 50 US states during the last presidential race. . Feds say ... Read More

DNC updates cybersecurity advice to protect candidates from hackers in 2020
2016 presidential election, 2020 presidential election

DNC updates cybersecurity advice to protect candidates from hackers in 2020

Bob Lord pictured at TechCrunch's Disrupt 17 conference. Lord and the DNC have released updated security guidance for 2020 candidates. (Flickr // CC-BY-2.0 TechCrunchgovernment Written ... Read More

Democrats ask Trump administration to publish 2018 election security report
2016 presidential election, 2018 midterms

Democrats ask Trump administration to publish 2018 election security report

(Wikimedia Commons)government Written by Sean Lyngaas Feb 13, 2019 | CYBERSCOOP Democratic lawmakers are calling on the Trump administration to release a public report on ... Read More

Russian disinformation ops were bigger than we thought
2016 presidential election, CyberScoop

Russian disinformation ops were bigger than we thought

(Getty)government Written by Sean Lyngaas Dec 17, 2018 | CYBERSCOOP Through a flurry of social media posts ahead of the 2016 U.S. election, Russian trolls sought ... Read More

Sen. Warner calls for a ‘whole-of-society’ U.S. cyber doctrine
2016 presidential election, CyberScoop

Sen. Warner calls for a ‘whole-of-society’ U.S. cyber doctrine

Sen. Mark Warner at FedTalks in June 2013. (FedScoop)government Written by Sean Lyngaas Dec 7, 2018 | CYBERSCOOP Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election ... Read More

Alleged LinkedIn hacker to undergo psychiatric evaluation, trial pushed to February
2016 presidential election, Arkady Bukh

Alleged LinkedIn hacker to undergo psychiatric evaluation, trial pushed to February

Yevgeniy Nikulin is accused of stealing data tied to 100 million LinkedIn accounts. (Getty)government Written by Jeff Stone Nov 26, 2018 | CYBERSCOOP The trial ... Read More