State-backed cyberattacks, AI deepfakes, and more: Experts reveal UK election cyber threats

Britain is bracing for highly contentious local and general elections this year, where issues such as the higher cost of living and migration are expected to dominate.

Cyber experts anticipate malicious actors to interfere in the upcoming elections in several ways, not least through disinformation aided by artificial intelligence.

State-backed attacks are also expected to become a more common sight in the lead-up to elections, according to the cybersecurity community.