back to article Russia, Iran pose most aggressive threat to 2024 elections, say infoseccers

It may come as a surprise to absolutely nobody that experts say, in revealing the most prevalent and likely tactics to meddle with elections this year, that state-sponsored cybercriminals pose the biggest threat. The election to decide the next US president will take place in November this year and while the UK government …

  1. NoneSuch Silver badge

    The general ignorance of the US population is the biggest threat to democratic elections.

    John Adams: "Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right …and a desire to know."

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Yeah, they believe the lies spouted by the career politicians!

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Am I Missing Something Here?

    Quote: "...state-sponsored cybercriminals pose the biggest threat...." mean apart from the ACTUAL CANDIDATES?????? mean apart from the people supplying BILLIONS of dollars to various pathetic sock puppets?

    Laff, laff, laff.................................

  3. Derezed

    Bears pose biggest threat to woods not stinking of shit.

    Pope poses biggest risk to his personal belief in Catholicism.

  4. codejunky Silver badge
    Big Brother


    Popcorn at the ready

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Russia, Iran pose threat to 2024 elections say info büll ṣhïters

    Ah so we're being primed for the shadow government to declare the Trump re-election invalid and install a military-industrial-intelligence dictatorship.

  6. bsilva66

    That seems to cover all bases...

    Russian danger, yellow danger, brown danger. Seems like they didn't forget any of the scarecrows.

    Quite interesting, when many of the claims made by Mendiant could also be construed as UK and US state actor FUD.

    It's almost like the cold war.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      @bsilva66 - Re: That seems to cover all bases...

      Cold war never ended and now it's getting way much hotter. And I think the POTUS has no importance for that matter, war is good for business and interfering with someone making money is very un-American.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So, to avoid the misinformation...

    1. Get news from legitimate, well-known news organizations.

    2. Stay off social media.

    Been doing these for years. I suspect I'm not going to be seeing much disinformation or deepfakes.

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