cyberwar · Hackers · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

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 · Information Warfare · Public Diplomacy · Russia · Strategic Communications

File Notes on Information, Communication, and Public Diplomacy (#99)


Precepts This is a compilation of news, articles, essays, and reports on strategic communications, Public Diplomacy, public affairs, U.S. and foreign government international broadcasting, and information operations.  The editorial intent is to: share with busy practitioners the academic and policy ferment in Public Diplomacy and related fields from long speeches, testimonies, and articles, flag the… Continue reading File Notes on Information, Communication, and Public Diplomacy (#99)

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (188)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Propaganda machine activity remains subdued. Reports Russia jammed GPS during NATO Trident Juncture EX. Avangard MaRV reverberates in media. PD-50 dock believed unrecoverable, V-MF now lacks refit facilities for larger warships. More Su-57 propaganda. Excellent historical backgrounder on the evolution of Soviet/Russian propaganda by Smagliy – digital… Continue reading Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (188)

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

Russia Loses the War of the Churches (36)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Most of the media traffic is from Ukraine and largely revolves around the events of last week. New are reports the ROC has been making claims their clerics are being discriminated against by the AFU, but this being vehemently denied by the Gen Staff. Earlier Russian comments… Continue reading Russia Loses the War of the Churches (36)

CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

From Suslov to Surkov – How does the Kremlin’s expert propaganda work?


Katerina received a doctorate and master’s degree in history at the Central European University in Budapest, a Master’s degree in European Union law at the University of the Reding in the UK and a bachelor of humanities from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Also: https://day.kyiv.ua/uk/article/den-planety-nota-bene/yak-pracyuye-zahidna-ekspertna-mashyna-na-sluzhbi-kremlya </end editorial> (Translation from Ukrainian by my Chrome browser) Katerina… Continue reading From Suslov to Surkov – How does the Kremlin’s expert propaganda work?

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (56)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Yet again, reports from inside Russia are not suggestive of either stability or internal cohesion. Also, many interesting reports from the EU, and developments in the IO (Facebook) and cyber domains. Some reports on midterms and US defense policy. NATO / EU / Russia Reports European defense… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (56)

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia Admits Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov Cannot Be Retrofitted


When PD-50, Russia’s largest floating dry dock, sank, Russia was left with no facility within which to retrofit the Admiral Kuznetsov. Russia’s only aircraft carrier was scheduled to be modernized and returned to active duty in 2020, but an investigation is being launched into what caused the dry dock to sink and whether or not… Continue reading Russia Admits Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov Cannot Be Retrofitted