Building List of Cyber Countermeasures Said to be Among Top Priorities of Incoming NSA Director

The incoming director of the National Security Agency will be facing nearly unprecedented threats in the cyber realm from nations such as Russia and China, as well as non-state terror actors like ISIS. Those threats will include not just cyber-espionage and cyber-hacking, but increasingly attacks against election systems and critical infrastructure like electrical grids and […]

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Former Employees of Russia’s “Troll factory” Corroborate Much of What U.S. Authorities Allege

Russians who have worked at Russia’s infamous “troll factory” corroborate much of what was written in Robert Mueller’s indictment of thirteen Russian individuals and three entities last month for meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Operatives working at the Internet Research Agency, a cyber-outfit responsible for executing Russian interference campaigns in both domestic and […]

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Mueller Indictment Reveals Sophisticated Russian Social Media Disinformation Campaign, Complete with Shifts of Workers, Budgets and Reports

The Mueller indictment lays out a sophisticated line of attack by Russian operatives using U.S. social media platforms to foment discord, disunity, and ultimately, distrust in the U.S. political system.  Operatives, according to the indictment, were directed to create “political intensity through supporting radical groups, users dissatisfied with [the] social and economic situation and oppositional […]

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Russia Employed Hundreds, Spent Millions on U.S. Disinformation Campaign

Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted thirteen Russian citizens on charges that they interfered with the 2016 presidential election. “Defendants knowingly and intentionally conspired with each other (and with persons known and unknown to the Grand Jury) to defraud the United States by impairing, obstructing, and defeating the lawful functions of the government..for the purpose […]

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