The result of the elections in Albania may be affected by cyber attacks and propaganda campaigns of Russia. This is the conclusion of 11 Republican Congressmen in the United States, which given the allegations of the involvement of Russia in the electoral process of US, but also in several other states, they have deposited in the House of Congress a resolution, which requires the immediate prohibition of Russia's involvement in these campaigns and American sanctions against the responsible persons.
In a document of 4 pages, congressmen list the cases when some countries through intelligence agencies or other institutions have reported cyber attacks or detected Russian hackers, who have attempted to obtain, but also have taken control of some important servers affecting the electoral process.Another concern raised by them, is the spread of false news through social networks, but also the two Russian news agencies, "Russia Today" or "Sputnik News" during the referendum on the UK's exit from the European Union .
The Congresmens say that when Albania, France, Germany, Serbia, but several other countries are scheduled to hold general elections, local or presidential elections this year, the Russian Federation will be engaged in an extensive campaign of cyber attacks and misinformation about influence policy and elections across Europe.
"Russian officials - said on the resolution - have expressed their desire to divide NATO, to weakened democratic institutions and support extremists, pro-Moscow candidates across Europe."
Therefore they require for Russia to immediately cease all cyber attacks targeting European governments, political parties, government officials, electoral subjects and public information systems./ Oculus News
Albania threatened by Russia says US Congress Resolution Sunday, March 19, 2017 Rating: