Category: cyber warfare

Russia’s test lab for cyberwar: social media ‘democratize propaganda’

     

In Russia’s shadow, the decades-old nightmare of hackers stopping the gears of modern society has become a reality in Ukraine, Andy Greenberg writes for Wired: And the blackouts weren’t just… Read more »

How to combat disinformation without falling into trap of counter-propaganda

     

The recent decision by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to ban popular Russian social networks VKontakte (VK) and Odnoklassniki, on May 15 (see EDM, June 7), provoked serious debate both inside Ukraine… Read more »

‘Like pre-9/11’? Making sense of hybrid warfare

     

You cannot write a credible National Security Strategy today that ignores one of the biggest ongoing current threats to American national security: Russia’s effort to undermine our democratic institutions and… Read more »

Russia’s ‘active measures’ – worse than you thought

     

Russia’s efforts to hack the 2016 presidential election were much more widespread than originally thought. The Russian campaign hit 39 states — twice as many as originally reported — and… Read more »

How to counter Russia’s hybrid challenge

     

Russian disinformation is fast-moving, and government efforts tend to be localized and slower than those of the private sector and civil society, according to a new report. Think tanks and… Read more »

Cyber-enabled information struggle: Russia’s approach, Western vulnerabilities

     

The Kremlin’s cyber operations against recent elections in western democracies are symptomatic of Russia’s perception of its ongoing ‘information struggle’ with the West, according to a new report, The cyber-enabled… Read more »

Russia’s disinformation campaign exposed in new report

     

Researchers have discovered an extensive international hacking campaign that steals documents from its targets and repackages them as disinformation aimed at undermining civil society and democratic institutions, according to a study released… Read more »

Ukraine sanctions Russian social media amid Crimea’s virtual blackout

     

Ukraine has moved to block access to top Russian social media sites and search-and-email portals, adding them to a list of companies and individuals sanctioned over Moscow’s annexation of Crimea… Read more »

Russia’s info warfare stoking tensions, sowing discord – not advancing coherent ideology

     

Russia has recently been accused of stoking tensions in the Balkans by waging ‘information warfare’ in the region, notes Jarosław Wiśniewski. Even if these allegations are true, the West should… Read more »