Russia among ‘usual suspects’ after elections watchdog hack, expert suggests

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Electoral Commission cyber attack


James Sullivan, director of cyber research at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (Rusi), said that determining the perpetrator was currently just speculation. But he said it was difficult to ignore the “usual suspects” of Russia and China. “Most state-led cyber operations are conducted to gather intelligence and spy. And when we look at some of the data that has been accessed, there was no financial impact from this incident as far as we know.