Canadian intelligence agencies warn of election tampering

The Canadian Communications Security Establishment (CSE) is warning that nation’s elected officials of attempts by foreign actors to influence the country’s upcoming October 21 election, according to published reports.

The CSE, Canada’s primary cyber defense agency, has briefed staffers of at least one political party of overt and covert attempts to influence the election, The Toronto Star reported.

The CSE threat report was backed up by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) which warned threat actors are trying to sway citizens in the run up to Election Day, The Star said.

Exactly which groups were attempting this and their methods was not revealed, but the Star received an email from a CSIS spokesperson that said,” “Threat actors are seeking to influence the Canadian public and interfere with Canada’s democratic institutions and processes.”

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