Counterintelligence Implications of Artificial Intelligence—Part III

How might adversaries apply AI to the vast amount of data that they collect about American to understand us, predict what we will do and manipulate our behavior in ways that advantage them?

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Full report: Skripal Poisoning Suspect Dr. Alexander Mishkin, Hero of Russia – bellingcat

Ironic … a doctor going along on a poisoning mission is hypocratical! 

In a preceding report on the investigation into the two suspects in the Skripals poisoning case, Bellingcat and its reporting partner the Insider disclosed the identity of one of the two suspects. The person travelling under the alias of Ruslan Boshirov was identified as GRU’s Col. Anatoliy Chepiga, recipient of Russia’s highest state award.

Source: Full report: Skripal Poisoning Suspect Dr. Alexander Mishkin, Hero of Russia – bellingcat

Second Skripal Poisoning Suspect Identified as Dr. Alexander Mishkin – bellingcat

Where are the real spooks? Bellingcat to replace CIA and MI6! This is actually a very good model of OS-private intel on the cheap.

In the preceding report from the current investigation into the two suspects in the Skripals poisoning case, Bellingcat and its reporting partner the Insider disclosed the identity of one of the two suspects. The person travelling under the alias of Ruslan Boshirov was identified as GRU’s Col. Anatoliy Chepiga, recipient of Russia’s highest state award.

Source: Second Skripal Poisoning Suspect Identified as Dr. Alexander Mishkin – bellingcat

Disinformation, ‘Fake News’ and Influence Campaigns on Twitter

THIS STUDY IS ONE OF THE LARGEST ANALYSES TO DATE ON HOW FAKE NEWS SPREAD ON TWITTER BOTH DURING AND AFTER THE 2016 ELECTION CAMPAIGN.

Using tools and mapping methods from Graphika, a social media int­elligence firm, we study more than 10 million tweets from 700,000 Twitter accounts that linked to more than 600 fake and conspiracy news outlets. Crucially, we study fake and conspiracy news both before and after the election, allowing us to measure how the fake news ecosystem has evolved since November 2016.

Source: Disinformation, ‘Fake News’ and Influence Campaigns on Twitter

Homeland Security backs Apple and Amazon’s denials of Chinese microchip hack – The Verge

Following last week’s bombshell report from Bloomberg Businessweek that claimed that Chinese spies infiltrated commercial servers in the US with hidden microchips, the Department of Homeland Security says that it has “no reason to doubt the statements from the companies named in the story.”

Source: Homeland Security backs Apple and Amazon’s denials of Chinese microchip hack – The Verge

Brett Kavanaugh and the Information Terrorists Trying to Reshape America

The network architecture built in Gamergate helped propel Trump to the presidency and fuel conspiracies like Pizzagate and QAnon. Now, it’s backing Brett Kavanaugh.

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The China SuperMicro Hack: About That Bloomberg Report

Bloomberg reports that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army has quietly been corrupting a key computer chip. The technical implications are frightening.

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The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies – Bloomberg

The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple, by compromising America’s technology supply chain, according to extensive interviews with government and corporate sources.

Source: The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies – Bloomberg

Banking on Cooperation: The U.S. Government and the Finance Industry

Cooperation between banks and the U.S. government can help shore up a critical sector of the U.S. economy.

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