Espionage, disinformation, monitoring military actions from inside and collecting intelligence still carries fiction-like aura from the Cold War era, with the public is naively hoping to stay in the past or, at least, Hollywood. However, as more governments around the world are waking up to realise, the art of espionage has never been forgotten. It… Read More Internet at and for war
Monday woke us up with a massive news story on Russian coastguard vessels ramming and shooting at Ukrainian boats before capturing them and 24 sailors on board. The issue itself is more complicated than it is possible to grasp in a short news article or a blog post. What is more interesting, is the video… Read More Manipulation 101: The ultimate Art of Trolling
VOA News (can’t really say I have heard that name before) recently shared a video talking about Yandex taxi system and it’s situation in Lithuania. The news got caught by international Social Media pages, promoting and spreading messages about Lithuania. The video shows a regular taxi driver in Vilnius, the capital city, telling how he knows… Read More Let’s talk Yandex
Various reports and news articles keep announcing how hackers, sponsored by, usually, the Russian government, broke into one or another database, emails, “hacking elections“, and so forth. But one moment stands out – the indifference with which accused authority or group meets the news of them being caught. Have there been any apologies, explanations from… Read More Caught red-handed
As I have already touched upon last time, manipulating the cracks inside society is an easy and effective measure for disrupting and dividing the people, making them lose trust in their own surroundings, neighbours and, most importantly, the government. During the last week, the Western world has come to know a “new” buzzword – Active Measures (rus. Активные… Read More Manipulation 101: History to be disputed
1st of November is a public holiday in Lithuania – All Saints’ day, followed by All Souls’ Day, pagan times reaching date to pay respect to the dead and light a candle. It’s a single night in the year which, in a way, brings them back to life. This year, it brought back something more… Read More Why Baltics will never shut up about Russia
Russian columnist Oleg Kashin recently brought attention of disinformation fighters to old-but-new strategy in Russian media – infoshum. For those who hardly recognise the word, it’s a Russian wordplay on term “white noise”, which is ambient sounds and slight noises usually used as backgrounds in sound editing to avoid complete silence, or just noise that is… Read More Let’s make some noise! The Russian way
October this year started with a series of unfortunate reveals for Russia – military intelligence got caught planning a range of cyber attacks against a number of international units, as Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons, and directed towards the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office and its Defence and Science Technology Laboratory. It… Read More How convenient is the Budapest Convention?