Tags 2016 elections

US arrests Twitter troll accused of spreading election disinformation in 2016

by Sean Lyngaas

Douglass Mackey and his associates allegedly convinced thousands of people to vote by text on Election Day.

Wisconsin Republicans say last minute hack cost party $2 million meant to reelect Trump

by Tim Starks

It's not the first time hacking allegations have surfaced near Election Day.

How US security officials are watching for threats ahead of Election Day

by Sean Lyngaas

The big show is finally here, and American officials say they are pulling out all the stops to keep it secure.

US charges Russian GRU officers for NotPetya, other major hacks

by Tim Starks

NotPetya cost a reported $1 billion to a collection of U.S. organizations, officials said.

Microsoft looks to expose espionage groups taking aim at NGOs, US politics

by Sean Lyngaas

“I have no reason to believe that they’ll be quiet between now and Nov. 3,” Microsoft’s Tom Burt said of Fancy Bear.

Election cyberthreats have been 'blocked, minimal or easily mitigated,' federal agencies remind voters

by Sean Lyngaas

For the second time in a week, the FBI and CISA have publicly reassured voters that election systems are being guarded from hacking.