NBC News Publishes Database of 200,000 Tweets Connected to Russian Fake Accounts

NBC News Publishes Database of 200,000 Tweets Connected to Russian Fake Accounts

NBC News has published a list of more than 200,000 tweets that Twitter has said emanated from Russian-linked accounts trying to spread disinformation during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.  The tweets contain inflammatory messaging and focus on divisive, partisan issues in an effort to sow disunity and discord in U.S. society. Twitter submitted a list of 3,814 account names it believes were connected to Russian disinformation campaigns to Congress, last year.  The company has since suspended those accounts.  But in…

Read More Read More

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats: U.S. Under Attack from Cyber Sources

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats: U.S. Under Attack from Cyber Sources

The Director of National Intelligence, testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee today, said that the U.S. remains under Cyber attack and that the attacks are continuous.  “Frankly, the United States is under attack.  Under attack by entities that are using cyber to penetrate virtually every major action that takes place in the United States,” Dan Coats said. “Frankly, the United States is under attack,” Dan Coats says. “Some of these actors, including Russia, are likely to pursue even more aggressive cyber attacks with…

Read More Read More

The Top Priority for Security Officials at the Winter Games May Be Cyber

The Top Priority for Security Officials at the Winter Games May Be Cyber

The Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, are drawing an element from all over the world besides athletes: Cyber attackers.  Experts believe the biggest security threat to the Games may be virtual. Cyber criminals have long targeted Olympic Games.  At the Beijing, London and Brazil events, officials recorked millions of attempted attacks a day – some were successful.  They were mostly low-level scams involving the stealing of tickets or money.  But experts believe attacks at the games in South Korea…

Read More Read More

US Still Not Ready to Deal with Election Cyber Attacks, New Report Finds

US Still Not Ready to Deal with Election Cyber Attacks, New Report Finds

The US is still unprepared to deal with foreign election meddling, a full year after the US intelligence community found with high confidence that Russia attempted to interfere in US elections in 2016.  A new report, put together by Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, found the US still lacks, “a coherent, comprehensive and coordinated approach” to dealing with foreign meddling, from Russia and elsewhere. The 200-page report details how Russia, over the last two decades has developed and…

Read More Read More