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Microsoft says it has found a Russian operation targeting U.S. political institutions
The company said it disabled phony websites meant to look like real sites used by the Senate and Washington nonprofit organizations.
digitalWarfare 
august 2018 by joeybaker
Massive Attack On Swedish News Sites Was The Work Of Russia, US Told Its Ambassadors
According to a newly released State Department cable, the attack was part of a Russian campaign to sow disinformation about NATO. It came as Russia allegedly was stealing Democrats’ emails.
digitalWarfare  informationWar  globalGameOfThrones 
august 2018 by joeybaker
Trump publicly asked Russia to 'find' Hillary Clinton's missing emails. Kremlin agents apparently tried that evening.
It was apparently the very night that then-candidate Donald Trump called on Russia to find his opponent Hillary Clinton’s “missing” emails in July 2016 that Russian operatives “attempted after hours to spearfish for the first time email accounts at a domain hosted by a third-party provider and used by Clinton’s personal office,” Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s latest indictment says. The Justice Department’s discovery — that “on or about July 27, 2016” Russian intelligence agents apparently heeded Trump’s call — casts uncertainty over the White House’s claim that Trump was just “joking” when he asked for Russia to hack Clinton.
Earlier on July 27, 2016, Trump had said, “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.” Just days later, WikiLeaks began publishing hacked Democratic National Committee emails, NBC News reports. On Friday, the DOJ indicted 12 Russian intelligence officials over that hacking, with the intention of interfering in the outcome of the electio
digitalWarfare  trumpPropaganda  trumpCorruption 
july 2018 by joeybaker
US intel chiefs unanimous that Russia is targeting 2018 elections
The US Director of National Intelligence says that Russia and other foreign entities are ’“likely” to pursue more cyber attacks on American and European elections in an attempt to undermine democracy in coming elections, including the 2018 midterms. “Persistent and disruptive cyber operations will continue against the United States and our European allies using elections as opportunities to undermine democracy,” Dan Coats said Tuesday during an annual Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on threats.
digitalWarfare  digitalDemocracy  globalGameOfThrones  informationSecurity 
march 2018 by joeybaker
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