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UK Wages Information War in 20 Countries Around Russia

UK Wages Information War in 20 Countries Around Russia

From Declassified UK: The project most clearly directed at Russia is the Counter Disinformation and Media Development programme. It is run around Russia’s western border, from the Baltic States to Central and Eastern Europe, although project documents do not disclose specific countries. It cost £60.4m in the four years to 2021. The programme ”supports [the government’s] Russia...

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Five Eyes Warns Russia May Escalate Cyberwar

Five Eyes Warns Russia May Escalate Cyberwar

 “Russia has significant cyber capabilities and a demonstrated history of using them irresponsibly, and state-sponsored malicious cyber activity is a real risk to organizations around the world,” said Sami Khoury, Head, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security. “By joining alongside our partners in releasing today’s joint advisory, the Communications Security Establishment and its Canadian Centre for...

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Microsoft Disables Sites of Russian Hacking Group Linked to GRU

Microsoft Disables Sites of Russian Hacking Group Linked to GRU

Microsoft describes the hacking group Strontium as “a Russian GRU connected actor.” The GRU is Russia’s military intelligence service. Strontium was using this infrastructure to target Ukrainian institutions including media organizations. It was also targeting government institutions and think tanks in the United States and the European Union involved in foreign policy. We believe Strontium...

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DDoSecrets Publishes the Email From Russia’s Ministry of Culture

DDoSecrets Publishes the Email From Russia’s Ministry of Culture

Distributed Denial of Secrets is a transparency collective with an unusual mission in the age of PeakTwitter: “avoid political, corporate or personal leanings.” They say they don’t do hacking but they have posted the result of a hack a trove of 230,000 emails from Russia’s Ministry of Culture. DDOSecrets lives on the so-called Dark Web,...

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