There are daily reports at this point out of Europe of accusations being leveled at Russia for engaging in election cyber meddling. Here are just a few of the latest examples:
Russia accused of launching hacking campaign during UK general election | The Independent
The head of the UK’s new National Cyber Security Centre, Ciaran Martin, revealed that “informal” talks had been held with the political parties and a programme to protect their sensitive online information will be put in place in the near future.
It also emerged that there is evidence of attempted cyber attacks in the run-up to the May 2015 British general elections, with a rise in clandestine online activity by the Russians across the UK at the time.
How Vladimir Putin and Russia are using cyber attacks and fake news to try to rig three major European elections this year
Officials and security officers in France, Germany, and the Netherlands have agreed to share information as they brace for “influence operations,” including the leaking of hacked emails and using internet bots to spread fake or misleading news on social media, in the run up to presidential and general elections this year.
France’s Presidential Front-Runner Says Russia Is Hacking Him Now – Bloomberg
Macron’s campaign chief Richard Ferrand on Monday blamed the Russian government for perpetrating cyber attacks on his team’s computer networks in an interview on France 2 Television. The candidate suffered another attack Tuesday, leaving his website down for 9 minutes, according to Agence France-Presse.