Tag: Citizen Lab

How to counter ‘asymmetric risk for democratic societies’

     

Hackers linked to Russia’s government tried to target the websites of two U.S. think-tanks, suggesting they were broadening their attacks in the build-up to November elections, according to Microsoft, Reuters… Read more »

How Cambridge Analytica’s psychological warfare subverts democracy

     

A British TV station broadcast video Monday apparently showing the head of the data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica, talking about using bribes, traps involving sex workers and other unethical tactics to swing… Read more »

China’s crackdown another step toward ‘digital totalitarian state’?

     

China’s crackdown on human rights activists is the most severe since the Tiananmen Square democracy movement 25 years ago, according to a new Human Rights Watch report. Beijing is systematically… Read more »

‘Reckless Exploit’ – Mexican journalists, activists targeted by spyware

     

Mexican journalists, lawyers and activists were targeted by spyware that is sold exclusively to governments, according to an internet watchdog group’s investigation published Monday, AP reports: Titled “Reckless Exploit,” the… Read more »

‘Geopolitical judo’ – how to defeat Russia’s information warfare

     

Authoritarian adversaries able and willing to use hybrid methods of attack have long studied Western democracies, searching for their possible vulnerabilities, according to a new report, After the EU Global… 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 »

Russia’s tainted leaks target civil society

     

  Russia-linked cyber espionage campaigns targeting Western elections have dominated the media in recent months. As serious as these events are, often overlooked in both media and industry reports on… Read more »