News Alert No.64 : Russian hackers target NATO

On October 14, 2014, according to Reuters, “Russian hackers exploited a bug in Microsoft Windows and other software to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and companies in the energy and telecommunications sectors, according to cyber intelligence firm iSight Partners.”[1] A research conducted by iSight Partners revealed that the group has […]

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News Alert No.60: Anonymous threatens China with ‘Operation Hong Kong’

“The hacker network Anonymous is threatening the Chinese government with a campaign called ‘Operation Hong Kong.’”[1], reports an article published by Washington Times on October 10, 2014. The group usually called Anonymous, posted on Twitter, on this occasion, under the name of ‘Operation Hong Kong’ or ‘#OpHongKong’’ and ‘#OpHK’, said that it will launch a […]

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Policy Brief No.47: Hong Kong’s protests triggers the next level of Cyber War: mass surveillance

According to South China Morning Post, on October 4, 2014, the websites of the city’s biggest political party, the Occupy Central movement and the Silent Majority for Hong Kong were all taken offline by hackers after a US-based group declared cyberwar on the Hong Kong government.[1] The hackers’ group, known as Anonymous, posted on its […]

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Policy Brief No.28: Islamic State (ISIL), the ‘most sophisticated’ terrorist organization in using social media

ISIL social media

According to a text published by on September 11, 2014, “terrorists love Twitter. That includes the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the Sunni Muslim extremists whom the U.S. is targeting in an expanded military campaign. ISIL has emerged as the most sophisticated group yet at using the service to spread its […]

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Policy Brief No.15 (b): Russia is ready to implement heavy-handed Internet censorship

Russia Internet

Putin may install the Internet censorship in his country, Reuters correspondent in Moscow, Alissa De Carbonnel reported on September 4.[1] “Bloggers with more than 3,000 followers must comply with tough rules governing media and since February, authorities have been able to block websites without a court order; the sites of two leading Kremlin critics were […]

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News Alert No.7: James Foley’s death pushed the US to a new step in cyberwarfare


On August 31, “the US has launched a social media offensive against ISIS”. Business Insider is quoting diplomats and experts who admit that “the digital blitz being waged on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube will never be a panacea to combat the jihadists”. However, U.S. officials have a different opinion. They see the social media as […]

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News Alert No.1: A new “cyber alliance”: Russian Federation and China

Russia China

Russia is interested in expanding the use of servers, storage systems and telecommunications equipment from China and hopes for more active promotion of Russian software on the Chinese market, said the head of the Ministry of Communications of the Russian Federation, Nikolai Nikiforov at the meeting with the Minister of Industry and Information Technology of China, […]

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