September 10, 2020

Russia, China hackers targeting US vote, Microsoft warns

Washington (AFP) – Microsoft said Thursday it had thwarted recent cyberattacks from China, Russia and Iran targeting both Republican and Democratic presidential campaigns, as technology giants scrambled to protect election security less than two months ahead of the US vote.Twitter announced it would implement a policy next week to remove “false or misleading information intended to undermine public confidence in an election,” including unverified claims of victory, and Google said it would take steps to ensure its “auto complete” search feature avoids any misleading or false claims.Microsoft s…


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