Three state-linked threat groups have reportedly conducted cyber attacks aimed at the US Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns. The attackers, associated with Russia, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and Iran, performed various, reportedly unsuccessful attempts at intrusion into email accounts associated with the campaigns. Cyber-threat actor interference in the November 2020 US election-along with other democratic processes across Western nations-is a growing threat. Such behavior is becoming more common as state-linked threat actors recognize the potential rewards of a successful intrusion or influence over an event. The threat landscape has evolved since the previous US presidential election in 2016, and contemporary events (e.g. protests, the COVID-19 pandemic) are shaping attackers’ targeting scope and methods.
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