Communications Security Establishment (CSE) is warning that nation’s elected
officials of attempts by foreign actors to influence the country’s upcoming
October 21 election, according to published reports.
Canada’s primary cyber defense agency, has briefed staffers of at least one
political party of overt and covert attempts to influence the election, The Toronto Star reported.
threat report was backed up by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service
(CSIS) which warned threat actors are trying to sway citizens in the run up to
Election Day, The Star said.
which groups were attempting this and their methods was not revealed, but the
Star received an email from a CSIS spokesperson that said,” “Threat actors are
seeking to influence the Canadian public and interfere with Canada’s democratic
institutions and processes.”