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The US Military Just Publicly Dumped Russian Government Malware Online


RUSSIAN HACKERS | By Joseph Cox | Nov 10 2018, 11:24pm US Cyber Command, a part of the military tasked with hacking and cybersecurity operations, says it is releasing malware samples as an information sharing effort. Usually it’s the Russians that dump its enemies’ files. This week, US Cyber Command (CYBERCOM), a part of the military… Continue reading The US Military Just Publicly Dumped Russian Government Malware Online

Information operations · Cybersecurity · Iran · cyberwar · Information Warfare

Report: Evolving Menace – Iran’s Use of Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare


November 6, 2018 | Report Evolving Menace:  Iran’s Use of Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare Annie Fixler Policy Analyst Frank Cilluffo Auburn University CEEW Board of Advisors EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In 2016, the industrial computer security firm MalCrawler conducted an experiment: It created an elaborate network to observe the actions and gauge the intentions of malicious cyber operators.… Continue reading Report: Evolving Menace – Iran’s Use of Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare

cyberwar · Electronic Warfare · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Ukraine as Clandestine Testing Ground for Russian Electronic Warfare


This appears to be not only EW but cyber warfare, as well.   </end editorial> Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 15 Issue: 157 By: Yuri Lapaiev November 5, 2018 The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine reported at the end of October that one of its long-range unmanned aerial… Continue reading Ukraine as Clandestine Testing Ground for Russian Electronic Warfare

Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Hackers targeting election networks across country prior to midterms


By Jana Winter SPOTLIGHT FELLOW  NOVEMBER 05, 2018 Hackers have ramped up their efforts to meddle with the country’s election infrastructure in the weeks leading up to Tuesday’s midterms, sparking a raft of investigations into election interference, internal intelligence documents show. The hackers have targeted voter registration databases, election officials, and networks across the country, from counties… Continue reading Hackers targeting election networks across country prior to midterms

CounterPropaganda · Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda

The Use And Abuse Of Information Terms – Solution?


I attended a conference this past week and I realized that the terminology of IO/IW/Propaganda/SC/PD and every other ‘information term’ is being abused. Seriously abused. Some of the terms receiving serious abuse: Information Operations Information Warfare Propaganda Cyberwar/Cyberwarfare Strategic Communications Public Diplomacy Disinformation Misinformation Malinformation It was seriously disconcerting to hear cyber experts stating they… Continue reading The Use And Abuse Of Information Terms – Solution?

Information operations · Cybersecurity · Propaganda · cyberwar · Information Warfare · CounterPropaganda

InfoWarCon Is This Week, 1 to 3 Nov in Leesburg VA


InfowarCon is a simply amazing event. Experts from any and all disciplines having to do with information warfare, writ large, gather, speak, and mingle.  Meeting the founder of InfowarCon, Winn Schwartau, is worth the trip alone. His mind is a Category 6 hurricane of expertise, knowledge, experience, and ideas – he’s a force of nature.… Continue reading InfoWarCon Is This Week, 1 to 3 Nov in Leesburg VA

Information operations · Russia · cyberwar · Information Warfare

Bringing Pop-Ups to a Knife Fight


October 24, 2018 Brinkwire In case you were wondering what sophisticated, stealthy new cybertools the U.S. government was cooking up to combat Russian interference in our elections, the Pentagon has just announced its first “cyber operation” to protect the midterms. It will be centered on the internet’s original sin: pop-up messages. Or rather, Cyber Command plans… Continue reading Bringing Pop-Ups to a Knife Fight