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12404773892?profile=RESIZE_400xMeta’s decision to close its CrowdTangle division, a tool that tracks content across social media, has raised the ire of more than 100 research and advocacy groups who say it will make it harder to fight disinformation.

Groups including the Mozilla Foundation, the Center for Democracy and Technology and Access Now sent the social media behemoth an open letter Thursday decrying the decision to shutter the unit in August, asking Meta to, at a minimum, invest in CrowdTangle through January.  Meta a

12356665288?profile=RESIZE_400xAn official at the Bangladesh Election Commission has claimed that a cyber-attack “from Ukraine and Germany” caused an election information app to crash as voters went to the polls on 8 January.  There has not been an allegation that the incident affected votes in the country, where incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina secured her fourth straight term in office after a record low turnout, as reported by BBC News.

Hasina, who has held power since 2009, is currently the longest-serving female he

12157875068?profile=RESIZE_400xGenerative artificial intelligence (AI) could be used by foreign adversaries to interfere in next year’s presidential election, President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead US Cyber Command and the NSA warned this past week.  “As we look at this election cycle, the area that we do have to consider that will be slightly different will be the role of generative AI as part of this,” an Air Force Lt. General told the US Senate Armed Services Committee during his second nomination hearing.  “And so, our con

10836457279?profile=RESIZE_400xActivity Summary - Week Ending on 7 October 2022:

  • Red Sky Alliance identified 24,201 connections from new IP’s checking in with our Sinkholes
  • Pptechnology Limited in Romania hit 485x
  • Analysts identified 1,163 new IP addresses participating in various Botnets
  • Royal Ransomware
  • Phishing Microsoft
  • US National Elections
  • Vice Society
  • New Zealand Attack
  • Ferrari Issues

Link to full report: IR-22-281-001_weekly281.pdf

8088194863?profile=RESIZE_400xRed Sky Alliance analysts detected Fancy Bear impersonators targeting a US county election information website. Their DDoS ransom note claims they will take the site down one day before the election if not paid in Bitcoin. This year we see an uptick of similar impersonation emails claiming to be from Fancy Bear, Lazarus Group, or Armada Collective hackers.


Details: Florida Vote Case

Election support infrastructure being vulnerable to ransomware attacks is widely discussed.  But sites going dow