20 Dec 2018

Cambridge Analytica: Data influenced 2016 US election

From Morning Report, 8:37 am on 20 December 2018

Details have emerged about an alleged large-scale cyber attack on the European Union's diplomatic communications over a three year period. The New York Times has published details from thousands of hacked messages following an investigation by a security firm. One expert told the paper that the hacking technique was one used in the past by the Chinese military. EU officials say that do not believe that any important confidential information was compromised. David Sanger is one of the journalists at the New York Times that broke the story and I spoke to him earlier. He says a lot of what was leaked is not that damaging.