If you think political campaign hacking isn’t happening in your country, think again.
Rigging an election in the digital age requires more sophisticated tactics than just the simple buying of votes. There are emails to steal, campaign security systems to hack and insidious malware to create. Bloomberg Businessweek journalists Jordan Robertson, Michael Riley and Andrew Willis explain how elections can be bought for a price, with or without a candidate’s knowledge. They tell the story of Andrés Sepúlveda, currently serving a prison sentence in Colombia for a host of crimes related to fixing an election via the Internet. getAbstract recommends this troubling, but vital, article to anyone interested in how leaders come to power in the 21st century.
In this summary, you will learn
- What threats the poses to political campaigns,
- How Andrés Sepúlveda hacked Latin American elections for eight years and
- How campaigns around the world are vulnerable to breaches in cybersecurity.
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