AJ Vicens

AJ covers nation-state threats and cybercrime. He was previously a reporter at Mother Jones. Get in touch via Signal/WhatsApp: (810-206-9411).

Geopolitics

Meta confirms U.S. military involvement in sprawling phony social media operation

by AJ Vicens

Facebook's parent company provides additional evidence blaming the U.S. military for a long-running influence operation.

Threats

Will #infosecTwitter survive Elon Musk?

by AJ Vicens

Twitter is one of the key platforms for the information security community to share information. What happens if researchers flee?

Cybercrime

Iranian hackers use Log4Shell to mine crypto on federal computer system

by AJ Vicens

A flaw in a ubiquitous open-source software library is still being exploited nearly a year after its discovery.

Cybercrime

LockBit ransomware suspect arrested in Canada, faces charges in US

by AJ Vicens

Authorities arrested the suspect wanted for his alleged role in one of the most prolific ransomware crews in the world.

Geopolitics

Notorious Russian military hacking crew behind October ransomware attacks on Ukraine, Poland

by AJ Vicens

Researchers at Microsoft said a ransomware attack on transportation and logistics companies was the work of Russian military intelligence

Government

The disinformation threat facing US midterms extends beyond Election Day

by Elias Groll, Suzanne Smalley, AJ Vicens, Benjamin Freed

Experts and national security officials worry that lies and conspiracies about voting could cause voters to reject outcomes or spark violence.

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