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Russian trolls’ chief target was ‘black US voters’ in 2016

Image copyright Computational Propaganda Research Project Image caption One bogus posts featured an image of Eric Garner, who died after a policeman put him in a chokehold in 2014 A Senate inquiry has concluded that a Russian fake-news campaign targeted “no single group… more than African-Americans.” It says Russian operatives used social media to deter …

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How Russian operatives also used Google to influence Americans in 2016

Written by Jeff Stone Oct 8, 2019 | CYBERSCOOP While Russian propagandists relied heavily on Facebook and Twitter to spread disinformation before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a new congressional report elaborates on how they also used Google and YouTube to sway Americans’ public opinion in favor of Donald Trump. The Senate Intelligence Committee on …

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Russian Underground Sells Disinformation Services to Influence Western Media

Engaging threat actors to launch a disinformation campaign in the Western media is “alarmingly simple and inexpensive” according to a new report. Using the Recorded Future platform, Insikt Group researchers set up a fake company located in a Western country to gain insight into the chilling world of disinformation. Researchers then hired two sophisticated disinformation vendors, which they found on …

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Russian national confesses to biggest bank hack in US history

A Russian national has admitted to carrying out the largest-known computer hack on a US bank. His 2014 breach of JPMorgan Chase generated hundreds of millions of dollars in illicit revenue and stole the data of more than 80 million JPMorgan clients. Andrei Tyurin, 35, whose last name is also spelled Tiurin, also pleaded guilty …

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