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SPAM used to sway UK Tax election outcome

It is alleged that Goldman Sachs did this in London:

The Robinhood Tax campaign claimed that one of the two computers used to spam the Internet poll with “no” votes on Thursday, belonged to the investment bank.

Technical staff for the Robinhoodtax.org.uk said that the website registered more than 4,600 negative votes over a 20-minute period starting at 3.41pm.

The number of “no” votes jumped from 1,400 to 6000 before the site’s security was tightened.

I wrote about this possibility — although using a different technique to simply change public opinion — back in 2008 for the US presidential elections.

Hackers Hit Europe’s Carbon Market via Email

This story from the NY Times.

Fraudsters used faked e-mail messages to obtain access codes for individual accounts on national registries that are part of the European Emission Trading System, then carried out a number of transactions before they were discovered, according to a number of European authorities.