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Australian Electoral Commission battens down the cyber hatches

When looking at the global threat landscape, high on the priority list for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is the need to thwart the efforts of foreign powers to influence the outcomes of democratic elections, Jacob Boyle from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet told the Emerging Cyber Threats Summit in Sydney on Wednesday. Using the alleged interference from Russian actors in the lead up to the 2016 United States presidential election as his reference, Boyle said it’s the “hack and release of sensitive information from the US Democratic National Committee”

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