The election interference that came to define the 2016 presidential race hasn’t stopped.It’s not as intense as in 2016, as far as we know. But there are plenty of indications that the hacking and social media manipulation techniques used then are still going on. Hackers have been busted trying to steal passwords from the staff of US senators, and social media companies have been deleting hundreds of accounts they say are associated with coordinated misinformation campaigns.The stakes are high. Even though the US isn’t voting on its next president, voters are preparing to decide 33 US Senate seats races, as well as all 435 seats in the House. There are also 36 races for governor, and three more in US territories too.As to how bad hacking could be, the US Department of Homeland Security and other US intelligence agencies have said they’re bracing for more of the same.”The intelligence community has said we have every reason to expect that this foreign influence activity will continue,” Jeanette Manfra, the chief cybersecurity official at DHS, told CNET in an interview in February. So now’s the time for a refresher course on what happened in 2016 and how it applies to what’s going… Read full this story
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