AJ Vicens

Government

DEF CON Voting Village takes on election conspiracies, disinformation

by AJ Vicens • 1 day ago

In the era of the "Big Lie," the Voting Village has another — and possibly more challenging — mission to fight conspiracy theories.

Geopolitics

State Department offers $10 million for details on Conti ransomware gang members

by AJ Vicens • 7 days ago

As of January 2022, there were more than 1,000 victims of attacks associated with Conti ransomware and payouts exceeding $150 million.

Geopolitics

Russia's digital attacks are haphazard, chaotic, says top Ukrainian cyber official

by AJ Vicens • 1 week ago

Moscow's approach to incorporating cyberattacks into its ongoing assault reflects an "absence of strategy," said Victor Zhora.

Geopolitics

What to watch for as 'Hacker Summer Camp' gets underway in Las Vegas

by Suzanne Smalley, AJ Vicens • 1 week ago

Black Hat, DEF CON and BSidesLV take place this year amid a backdrop of COVID, cyberwarfare in Ukraine and digital attacks on Taiwan.

Geopolitics

Researchers uncover sophisticated global Chinese hacking operation

by AJ Vicens • 1 week ago

The group used six backdoors against more than a dozen industrial plants, research institutes and government agencies, according to Kaspersky.

Geopolitics

Cyber Front Z, a Russian troll operation ousted from Facebook, was clumsy, ineffective, according to Meta

by AJ Vicens • 2 weeks ago

The details were part of the company's larger quarterly adversarial threat report.

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