Entries by Admin Y

Russia: Anti-Vaxx and Pro-“Energy Choice”

There’s no denying the pattern — Russia is attacking the credibility of U.S. institutions to create chaos and stir up distrust of our leaders, engineers, and scientists. This video looks at Russian efforts to spread anti-vaccination propaganda and to push for “energy choice,” a sneaky effort to break up the utilities that actually secure our […]

Explore this cool visual breakdown of the Mueller report

The online news website Axios has published a handy visual search tool for exploring the final report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The Axios team coded each passage in the 448-page report, calling out the major people, organizations, events, places and topics for easy browsing. They categorized over 2,500 pieces of text — all you […]

Russians hacking GPS again

The Russian government has deliberately set false GPS signals affecting thousands of ships and airplanes moving through the Black Sea near Ukraine. This is according to the Centre for Advanced Defense, a security think tank, which reports that Russia has hacked the global navigation satellite system (GNSS) on a mass scale. The C4AD study found […]

Bipartisan bill targets Russian election interference

A bill introduced by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) would require that the Director of National Intelligence inform Congress within 60 days of every federal election whether there was any foreign meddling — and if so, impose sanctions on the offenders. The Rubio-Van Hollen bill resembles an executive order issued by […]

How does money laundering work?

As Paul Manafort heads off to federal prison for 7 1/2 years for an array of crimes — including tax evasion and the laundering of illicit gains from his pro-Russia political consulting work — it’s worth revisiting just what money laundering is. The ability to move money into and around the U.S. and Europe is […]

For Russian trolls, a new playbook for 2020

The Russian Internet accounts that interfered with the 2016 elections — and a range of ongoing U.S. commercial interests — appear to be shifting tactics as they look ahead to 2020. The trolls are focusing less on creating original content, and more on amplifying already existing content and using hacked devices to create new legitimate-looking […]

EU Ambassador cites constant fear Russian malign influence

Fear of Russian interference and leverage over Ukraine, Germany and other U.S. allies in Europe is palpable, according to the U.S. ambassador to the European Union. Gordon Sondland, the senior American diplomat at the EU, spoke of the tension that Russia is creating across the continent, in an interview with Euronews. Sondland cited the NordStream2 […]