China can Cyber Attack 2022 Conservative Party Leadership Election UK


There is a high probability that Chinese hackers could target the 2022 Conservative Party Leadership Election of the UK, as Britain’s spy chiefs warn that the online postal voting scheme of Tory Leadership Election this year is vulnerable to multiple cyber-attack campaigns.

We have seen Russian infiltrating the government networks of Ukraine from January 2022 and the same is expected to repeat with the online postal vote that could lead to the win of Rishi Sunak.

As per the reports available to our Cybersecurity Insiders, Mr. Sunak, who is a son-in-law to Indian multi billionaire NR Narayana Murthy, the founder of Infosys; has a fair amount of chance to win the elections.

That’s because his staff has the potential to rig the elections as he is the husband to Akshata Murthy, the daughter of Mr. Narayana Murthy, who has a lot of business holdings in countries like Russia, China, USA, UK and Singapore.

For this reason, Sunak has always taken an emollient approach while addressing any issues regarding Russia and China. While Liz Truzz, a strong contender to become the next PM of the UK, has been vocal on her stand for addressing of issues related to the adversary nations of United Kingdom.

Besides, it will not be that easy for the threat actors to break into the election network and influence its operations. As the National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA) the cyber arm of GCHQ is taking all security measures to protect the elections from any kind of foreign interference.

NOTE- In January 2017, ex- President of United States Barack Obama agreed in the media that the US 2016 election results could have been influenced by a foreign nation in favor of Mr. Trump. So, if that is true, then the speculation circulating in a certain section of media about Rishi Sunak winning the UK elections might also turn true.


Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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