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Companies want to create new platforms to interfere in the 2018 elections

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Some Brazilian technology, intelligence and marketing companies hire Russian and Indian hackers to set up platforms designed to interfere with political information related to the 2018 elections, in Brazil.

Companies and professionals specializing in political campaigns are seeking to modernize their methods, as did the Donald Trump team in the 2016 presidential election.

Speaking at the end of the Fifth Annual Government Forum on Cyber Threat Intelligence, researchers at the cybersecurity firm FireEye warned of a new effort that mimics the information warfare campaign that U.S. intelligence has concluded Russia conducted to help Donald Trump during his successful 2016 presidential campaign.

Specialized sources have reported that in Brazil professionals are also traveling and maintaining close contacts with Russian and Indian firms and professionals, which are the best in the world in big-data and other artificial intelligence technologies.

The purpose and sell for the willing candidates to pay high amounts the best techniques to ensure the electoral victory. The value of these techniques can reach values over millions of dollars.

According to the same sources, the platforms would not make false or dishonest disclosure, they would only work with the best known techniques to obtain the maximum result. However, these methods may not be prohibited, but would not respect ethical codes.