China · Information operations · Information Warfare · Iran · Russia

Bolton warns of Chinese, Iranian and North Korean meddling in midterms


BY KYLE BALLUCK – 08/19/18 08:56 AM EDT National security adviser John Bolton said Sunday that U.S. officials are concerned about meddling in this fall’s midterm elections by China, Iran and North Korea, in addition to Russia. “I can say definitively that it’s a sufficient national security concern about Chinese meddling, Iranian meddling and North Korean meddling that… Continue reading Bolton warns of Chinese, Iranian and North Korean meddling in midterms

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Fake academic journals are publishing work from real researchers alongside junk science


BY DANIEL FUNKE & ALEXIOS MANTZARLIS · AUGUST 16, 2018 The Week in Fact-Checking is a newsletter about fact-checking and accountability journalism, from Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network & the American Press Institute’s Accountability Project. Sign up here. Investigating fake academic journals In a time when fakery seems to expand to every corner of the internet (including fake Amazon product reviews and YouTube views), it seems… Continue reading Fake academic journals are publishing work from real researchers alongside junk science

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (44)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting </end editorial> Russia, PACRIM very active for developments and media traffic. Russian provocation in Transnistria. Romania mayhem, and Prague Spring 50th Anniversary (and Communists try to blame the 1968 invasion on guess who – Ukraine…). Manafort trial dominates US media. NATO / EU / Russia Reports USAF Deploys Raptors… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (44)

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Capability / Strategy / History Ad Hoc Update (20)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Some most interesting reports in multiple categories. The UAV/RPV articles and footage are fascinating, as are some of the conclusions being drawn. Capability / Strategy / History Publications     Ukrainian Volunteer Army chief Yarosh shares footage of drone strikes in Donbas | UNIAN Ukrainian Member of… Continue reading Capability / Strategy / History Ad Hoc Update (20)

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

Ukraine Ad Hoc Media Update (28)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. It appears Russia is ramping up tension in the Sea of Azov.  In response, Ukraine will be asking for NATO escorts through there. </end editorial> An exceptionally busy week in Ukraine. Russian provocations in the Azov and Black Seas escalate, escalation in Donbass fires, Donbass chemical contamination risk and… Continue reading Ukraine Ad Hoc Media Update (28)

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (124)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> More mendacity, bluster and bluff from the Muscovy, Tehran and Erdoğan regimes as their respective economies unravel. No reports from Salisbury. Russian Envoy to UK: Moscow Wants to Help in Salisbury Probe, Waits for Evidence – Sputnik International Russia has nothing to do with the incident in… Continue reading Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (124)

Cybersecurity · Information operations · Information Warfare

India’s Cosmos Bank loses $13.5 mln in cyber attack


Rajendra Jadhav MUMBAI, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Cyber criminals hacked the systems of India’s Cosmos Bank and siphoned off nearly 944 million rupees ($13.5 million) through simultaneous withdrawals across 28 countries over the weekend, the bank has told police. The co-operative bank said unidentified hackers stole customer information through a malware attack on its automated… Continue reading India’s Cosmos Bank loses $13.5 mln in cyber attack