The Ukraine war could provide a cyberwarfare manual for Chinese generals eyeing Taiwan

Written by Tim Starks and AJ Vicens Jul 5, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Military leaders around the world are closely watching Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which just entered its fifth month,…

Chinese influence operation aimed to protect Beijing's stake in rare earth mining, research finds

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 28, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A Chinese influence operation unsuccessfully tried to mobilize U.S. protests against an Australian rare earths mining company planning an expansion in…

Chinese state media propaganda found in 88% of Google, Bing news searches

Written by Suzanne Smalley May 31, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A think tank says Chinese state media have proven very effective at influencing search engine results for users seeking information on…

Network of hyperlocal Russian Telegram channels spew disinformation in occupied Ukraine

Written by Suzanne Smalley May 23, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The Russian disinformation effort in Ukraine is so extensive that it now includes a hyperlocal Telegram network which spews disinformation customized…

Mandiant: Belarusian disinformation operation pushes phony organ harvesting tale

Written by AJ Vicens May 19, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A hacking group associated with the government of Belarus and aligned with Russian interests “leveraged compromised assets” to push a false…

FSB's Fronton DDoS tool was actually designed for widespread 'massive' fake info campaigns, researchers say

Written by AJ Vicens May 19, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP In March 2020, a Russian hacktivist group published a dozen documents showing that the Russian Federal Security Service was seeking technology…

Backlash to DHS Disinformation Governance Board grows, fueled in part by misinformation

Written by Suzanne Smalley May 3, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP When Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas first announced a new Disinformation Governance Board in a congressional hearing Wednesday, the…

Treasury Department sanctions alleged Russian cyber-espionage, disinformation sources

Written by Suzanne Smalley Mar 3, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The Biden administration on Thursday sanctioned Russian oligarchs and organizations for their role in spreading disinformation and supporting Russian President Vladimir…

Facebook, Twitter, Google move to intercept Russian propaganda, disinformation about Ukraine

Written by Tim Starks Feb 28, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP In recent days, social media companies have gotten more active in stemming the flow of official Russian propaganda, as well tackling…

DOJ drops Trump-era 'China Initiative' but remains focused on nation-state threats

Written by AJ Vicens Feb 23, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The U.S. Department of Justice is closing down its controversial “China Initiative,” instead launching a broader strategy toward countering multiple threats…