GE2020: SingCERT issues tips …

GE2020: SingCERT issues tips on staying safe in cyberspace during election period

Channel NewsAsia | 2020-06-28 09:20

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Computer Emergency Response Team (SingCERT) has warned that cyber-related threats could go up this election season, affecting not just political parties, but the general public and businesses as well. "During the elections held in other countries, there have been reports of increased malicious cyber activities. This could happen in Singapore, too," SingCERT said in an advisory on Sunday (Jun 28). The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and work-from-home arrangements have also increased the opportunities for cyberthreat actors to carry out attacks, SingCERT said. "Political parties will rely more heavily on online platforms such as social media, messaging apps and websites to reach out to voters," it added. Voters could be lured into downloading malicious software onto their devices, or risk being diverted to spoofed websites by General Election-themed phishing bait. …

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