Russians allegedly storm Ukrainian ISP, blackmail it to switch to Russian networks

Written by Suzanne Smalley May 16, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Ukraine’s state communications agency said Friday that Russian forces had invaded a Kherson-based Internet company and disconnected all equipment, threatening to…

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…

How the French fiber optic cable attacks accentuate critical infrastructure vulnerabilities

Written by Suzanne Smalley Apr 28, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The pictures show neatly trimmed fiber optic cables dug up from underground behind what appears to be a well-hidden grate. The…

Obama says he underestimated the threats posed by disinformation

Written by Suzanne Smalley Apr 7, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Former President Barack Obama said Wednesday that during his presidency he did not foresee how rampant disinformation would pose threats to…

Venezuelan leftists took to Twitter in attempt to swing Colombian presidential election

Written by Suzanne Smalley Mar 21, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Venezuelan leftist organizations orchestrated a disinformation campaign to drive social media narratives supporting a leftist Colombian presidential candidate who is currently…

Zelenskyy deepfake crude, but still might be a harbinger of dangers ahead

Written by Suzanne Smalley Mar 18, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Several deepfake video experts called a doctored video of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that went viral this week before social media…

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…

Hack-and-leak group Black Shadow keeps targeting Israeli victims

Written by AJ Vicens Dec 6, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP In October, a little-watched hacking group called Black Shadow went public with data it appeared to have stolen from an Israeli…

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…