Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

OPERATION BUGDROP: CYBERX DISCOVERS LARGE-SCALE CYBER-RECONNAISSANCE OPERATION TARGETING UKRAINIAN ORGANIZATIONS


by CyberX Staff | Feb 15, 2017 | Blog | 0 comments CyberX has discovered a new, large-scale cyber-reconnaissance operation targeting a broad range of targets in the Ukraine. Because it eavesdrops on sensitive conversations by remotely controlling PC microphones – in order to surreptitiously “bug” its targets – and uses Dropbox to store exfiltrated… Continue reading OPERATION BUGDROP: CYBERX DISCOVERS LARGE-SCALE CYBER-RECONNAISSANCE OPERATION TARGETING UKRAINIAN ORGANIZATIONS

Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information Warfare · Russia

The Russian army officially established Kibervoyska


February 22, 2017 15:20 Troops of information technology established in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. This was stated by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in the State Duma of the Russian Federation. According to him, the creation of these forces makes conducting information operations much more effective and stronger, transfers “Russia 24” . The… Continue reading The Russian army officially established Kibervoyska

China · Information operations · Information Warfare

Event: Hollywood Made in China


Hollywood Made in China American studios want a bigger piece of China’s USD 6.8 billion box office. They are willing to edit scripts and flatter China to get it. The Chinese government wants to limit American cultural influence in China, but also to use Hollywood to build China’s soft power. Washington has taken note of… Continue reading Event: Hollywood Made in China

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · United States

Russian Interest In US Information Operations from 1 – 20 February 2017


A few months ago I began noticing Russian sites posting copies of mostly US publications on Information Operations, some Electronic Warfare, but very, very few about cyberwar. I noticed a few trends. All the domains are used once The spellings of the domains are seemingly random Many of the books are copyrighted and blatantly stolen… Continue reading Russian Interest In US Information Operations from 1 – 20 February 2017

inform and influence activities · Information operations · Statistics

Why I’m Concerned About the Independence of U.S. Statistical Agencies


As least they won’t be as bad as Levada, in Russia.   Levada published a few reports which could be interpreted as critical of Russia and got shut down by the government.  A few short months later and they were working again. They are owned. </end editorial> Brent Moulton January 24, 2017 Are the White… Continue reading Why I’m Concerned About the Independence of U.S. Statistical Agencies

Information operations · Information Warfare

The Human Element: When Gadgetry Becomes Strategy H. R. McMaster


World Affairs Winter 2009 The Human Element: When Gadgetry Becomes Strategy H. R. McMaster http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/2009%20-%20Winter/full-McMaster.html Wrong, terribly wrong The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the political debates concerning the nature and scope of U.S. involvement in those countries, have resurrected the “lessons” of Vietnam once again. Far from having kicked the “Vietnam syndrome,” as… Continue reading The Human Element: When Gadgetry Becomes Strategy H. R. McMaster

CounterPropaganda · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

Russia’s Marionettes


The implications of this comment make Russia’s manipulation of events in Ukraine very clear.  Zakharchenko chastised by Peskov for threatening an invasion of the rest of Ukrainian Donbass. This has got to be stage managed theatre for Russian MSM. Russia is clearly directing actions in East Ukraine, including the information warfare aspects.  </end editorial> Peskov criticized… Continue reading Russia’s Marionettes