Cyber Command Operation Took Down Russian Troll Farm for Midterm Elections
Julian E. Barnes, New York Times, February 26th, 2019
The American military took down a Russian troll farm last Election Day in a cyberattack that continued for several days after the vote, part of what United States officials have said is a persistent campaign to block and deter interference in American democracy.
Estonians Kick Off Online Voting for March Election
Associated Press in the New York Times, February 21st, 2019
Balloting has started for next month’s general election in Estonia, an online voting pioneer, amid tight protective measures a day after Microsoft warned that hackers linked to Russia had allegedly targeted democratic institutions in Europe.
U.S. Disrupted Russian Trolls on Day of November Election: Report
Reuters in the New York Times, February 26th, 2019
The U.S. military disrupted the internet access of a Russian troll farm accused of trying to influence American voters on Nov. 6, 2018, the day of the congressional elections, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday.
Democratic Senators Urge FTC to Act on Facebook ‘Friendly Fraud’ Practices
Reuters in the New York Times, February 21st, 2019
Two Democratic U.S. senators called for the Federal Trade Commission to act on a complaint filed by consumer groups against Facebook Inc on Thursday that alleged the company scammed children into spending money on its platform.
Russian Hackers Targeted European Research Groups, Microsoft Says
Karen Weise, New York Times, February 20th, 2019
A group of hackers associated with Russian intelligence targeted civil society groups across Europe ahead of May elections there, Microsoft said on Tuesday.
Microsoft Says Discovers Hacking Targeting Democratic Institutions in Europe
Reuters in the new York Times, February 20th, 2019
Microsoft Corp on Wednesday said it had discovered cyber attacks directed at democratic institutions, think tanks and non-profit organizations in Europe and would offer a cyber security service to several countries to close security gaps.
The Week in Tech: Chinese and Iranian Hackers Have Returned
Nicole Perlroth, New York Times, February 22nd, 2019