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Conservative MP Kent’s Instagram, Facebook accounts recently hacked, says more needs to be done to protect politicians, political parties from cyber threats

By Laura Ryckewaert      

CSE's SIGINT deputy chief Dan Rogers says the agency expects to see multiple 'hacktivist' groups engage in likely 'low sophistication' cyber activities in an attempt to influence the democratic process in 2019.

Conservative MP Peter Kent recently had his Instagram account and Facebook account taken over. He says he was able to quickly regain control of both, and it doesn't appear anything untoward was done with them, but it's brought home the potential threat posed to the electoral process. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Conservative MP Peter Kent says his Instagram and Facebook accounts were recently hacked and shortly before officials from the Communications Security Establishment warned MPs that federal political parties, politicians, and traditional and social media will be more vulnerable to cyber threats in the next election.

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