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07 November 2022 Security News

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  • On Eve Of Voting, 'Putin's Chef' Prigozhin Admits To U.S. Election Interference RFE/RL 07 Nov 2022 -- Yevgeny Prigozhin, a close associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin -- both of whom have been sanctioned by Washington and European countries -- has admitted Moscow interferes with U.S. elections and vowed to continue to do so.
  • New Wave of Disinformation Expected on Eve of US Election VOA 07 Nov 2022 -- Voting machine manufacturers are likely to be targeted by a new wave of disinformation intended to discredit election results as American voters head to the polls Tuesday.
  • National Guard provides critical cybersecurity for midterm elections Army News 07 Nov 2022 -- As the eyes of the nation turn to Tuesday's midterm elections, the integrity of polling and the security of the electoral process are the focus of National Guard cyberspace operations teams nationwide.
  • Sanctioning ISIS Members in South Africa US Dept. of State 07 Nov 2022 -- ISIS continues to present a threat across the African continent. A July 2022 United Nations Security Council report highlighted how ISIS has used South Africa-based members to transfer funds from ISIS leadership to ISIS affiliates across Africa.
  • Treasury Designates Members of ISIS Cell in South Africa US Treasury 07 Nov 2022 -- Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated four members of an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) cell operating in South Africa who have provided technical, financial, or material support to the terrorist group. Treasury also designated eight companies owned, controlled, or directed by the individuals in this ISIS cell. ISIS continues to expand its terrorist network across the continent, as evidenced by the July 2022 United Nations Security Council report that highlighted the emerging importance of the country for funds transfers from ISIS leadership to ISIS affiliates across Africa. Treasury remains committed to exposing and disrupting terrorist financing on the African continent.
  • China's cyberspace whitepaper highlights cooperation, 'fundamentally different' from US' proposition Global Times 07 Nov 2022 -- China's State Council Information Office issued a white paper titled "Jointly Build a Community with a Shared Future in Cyberspace," which is fundamentally different from the US' earlier release "Declaration for the Future of the Internet," as China advocates that cyberspace is the common home of humankind instead of creating division and confrontation by ideology.

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