Canada cyber-spy agency expects hacktivist attacks in 2019 vote

June 16, 2017 By Leah Schnurr and Alastair Sharp OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s electronic spy agency said on Friday it was “very likely” that hackers will try to influence Canada’s 2019 elections and it planned to advise political parties next week on how to guard against cyber threats. The Communications Security Establishment (CSE) agency said it had not detected any nation-state attempts to interfere in prior Canadian elections but saw risk from hacktivists. CSE said Canada’s 2015 federal election, which brought Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals to power, was targeted…

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