Information Warfare · Russia

The Morning Vertical – April 28, 2017


THE MORNING VERTICAL by Brian Whitmore 28.04.2017 You are receiving this e-mail because you are subscribed to RFE/RL’s Russia Report. If you don’t want to receive The Morning Vertical, please click UNSUBSCRIBE On My Mind Suddenly it looks like Russia is on a losing streak in Europe. Suddenly it looks like the populist wave that… Continue reading The Morning Vertical – April 28, 2017

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Turkish ships return to base after rescuing crew of the Russian Intelligence Ship Liman (Лиман)


Turkish coastguard and navy ships return to their base after rescuing 78 crew members of a Russian navy intelligence vessel that sank off Turkey’s Black Sea coast. The wreck of the Liman lies at a working depth for divers and is susceptible to compromise. Video at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1454805/Turkish-ships-return-base-rescuing-crew-Liman.html Russian ship sinks in Black Sea after crashing into… Continue reading Turkish ships return to base after rescuing crew of the Russian Intelligence Ship Liman (Лиман)

Information Warfare · Russia

Dissident Russian Cartoon


A cartoon about Putin raping Russia. Video at the bottom. Мультфильм о Путине, насилующем Россию © Санечка Беляев Small Putin and great Russia 4-16 September 1999 2000 The Inauguration of President “I swear to respect and protect the rights of Russian citizens To observe and protect the constitution of the Russian Federation To defend the… Continue reading Dissident Russian Cartoon

Information Warfare · MH17 · Russia

MH17 witness who helped move a Buk missile before it shot down the plane killing all 298 people on board fears for his life after blaming ‘b******* from Moscow’ for the attack


Sergey Dubinsky, 54, a retired Russian colonel, has confirmed he ordered a surface-to-air missile launcher into position before plane was shot down But he denies pulling the trigger himself, blaming the ‘b******* from Moscow’ Serhiy Tiunov, a friend who took Dubinsky’s confession, says the colonel’s life is now in danger because he knows the identities… Continue reading MH17 witness who helped move a Buk missile before it shot down the plane killing all 298 people on board fears for his life after blaming ‘b******* from Moscow’ for the attack

Cybersecurity · Information Warfare · Russia

Cyber experts ‘99% sure’ Russian hackers are targeting Macron


Latest update : 2017-04-26 The Russian cyber-spying group Pawn Storm (also known as Fancy Bear) has targeted French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron, according to Japanese cyber-security experts. Macron campaign officials, however, say the group has so far failed. Barely two weeks before the critical second round of the French presidential election, fears of Russian meddling… Continue reading Cyber experts ‘99% sure’ Russian hackers are targeting Macron

Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information Warfare · Russia

From Espionage to Cyber Propaganda: Pawn Storm’s Activities over the Past Two Years


April 25, 2017 Pawn Storm—also known as Sednit, Fancy Bear, APT28, Sofacy, and STRONTIUM—is an active cyber espionage organization that has been very aggressive and ambitious in recent years.  Pawn Storm’s activities show that foreign and domestic espionage and influence on geopolitics are the group’s main motives, with targets that include armed forces, the defense… Continue reading From Espionage to Cyber Propaganda: Pawn Storm’s Activities over the Past Two Years