RUSSIA

The articles below all contain information relating to the activities or suspected activities of the Russian Federation we’ve identified or are choosing to report or comment on.

Tracking ship movements with social media

Tracking ship movements with social media Use case The intent of this exercise was three-fold: Can Russian naval vessel movements be detected/monitored using social media? Can chatter from Russian Naval personnel be found, particularly posts made onboard a vessel with location services enabled; and Can intelligence about the vessel’s capabilities, mission or crew be derived from OSINT. Methodology Our tools were configured to detect [...]

Using social media to identify bot nets

Using social media to identify bot nets In this blog entry we will look at how to use social media to identify bot-nets and other coordinated activity. The subject matter for this test case will be the US political landscape and attempts, both foreign and national to influence voters using coordinated messaging. While we are using this to explore threats to National political landscapes [...]