Hacktivist personas back latest GhostWriter disinfo op targeting Poland, Ukraine

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 30, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The Belarusian government-linked GhostWriter disinformation campaign tried in mid-June to push a rumor that Ukrainian male refugees in Poland would be…

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…

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…

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…

CISA warns 'most serious' Log4j vulnerability likely to affect hundreds of millions of devices

Written by Tim Starks Dec 13, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Jen Easterly told industry leaders in a phone briefing Monday that a vulnerability in a…

Twitter and Meta Tackle Anti-Vaxxers and Chinese Disinformation

Twitter and Meta Tackle Anti-Vaxxers and Chinese Disinformation Social media giants Twitter and Meta have been forced to remove thousands of “inauthentic” accounts linked to state-backed disinformation campaigns and anti-vaxxer…

Facebook's Meta says bad actors are changing tactics as it takes down six more groups

Meta has detailed takedowns of what it described as six ‘adversarial networks’ from across the world that were using Facebook for behaviour including spreading false information, harassment and trying to…

Meta scrubbed a fake scientist's account that spread bogus COVID-19 claims

Written by Tonya Riley Dec 1, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP On July 24, 2021 a Swiss biologist, Wilson Edwards, claimed on Facebook and Twitter that the United States was pressuring the…

MI6 Boss: Digital Attack Surface Growing “Exponentially”

MI6 Boss: Digital Attack Surface Growing "Exponentially" One of the UK’s top spymasters has revealed that MI6 is pursuing partnerships with the technology industry to tackle the challenges posed by…

Iranians Charged in Cyberattacks Against U.S. 2020 Election

The State Department has offered a $10M reward for tips on the two Iran-based threat actors accused of voter intimidation and disinformation. The U.S. Department of Justice has unsealed charges…