The U.S. midterm election has passed without any disruptive cybersecurity incidents, but researchers at Bitdefender found some evidence of influence campaigns appearing and cybercriminals using election keywords for money-making scams.
Bitdefender found four areas of concern.
On the political side, it came across typosquatted domains registered by hackers to spread misinformation, particularly in Texas, or perform smear-campaigns against other political candidates a website farm spreading propaganda from more than 100 sites, disseminating political messages on social media. The farm exposed more than 25,000 users per month to propaganda, since mid-September.
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