US intelligence and security agencies have issued warnings to election officials about potential nation-state influence operations targeting the 2024 presidential election [1].


The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) [2], FBI [2], and ODNI have identified Russia, China [1] [2], and Iran as the primary actors behind malicious cyber campaigns aimed at undermining confidence in US democratic institutions. Tactics include the use of fake online accounts, state-sponsored media [1], social media influencers [1], generative AI [1] [2], and deepfakes to push false narratives and amplify division within US society. Voice cloning and hack-and-leak cyberattacks are also being utilized [1]. Concerns have been raised about the involvement of domestic extremists in potentially impacting election-related events and infrastructure. Russia has been highlighted for ramping up its election interference efforts, while China denies allegations of interference [1]. Microsoft warns about the use of generative AI by these countries for influence campaigns. A new report from Microsoft’s Threat Analysis Center reveals a Russian-backed election influence campaign utilizing AI-driven tactics for the 2024 presidential election [3].


These malicious cyber campaigns pose a significant threat to the integrity of the 2024 presidential election. It is crucial for election officials to be vigilant and implement robust cybersecurity measures to safeguard against these influence operations. Additionally, international cooperation and information sharing are essential to combatting these threats effectively in the future.