Confidential

Fake News: Misinformation vs. Disinformation

Is it so important to determine a difference between disinformation and misinformation? The fake news fever, at least the use of the concept, decreased with the defeat of Trump in the 2020 elections. To counter this, false information, whether deliberate…

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Operation Denver
Confidential

Disinformation Campaigns in Russia: How COVID-19 is Mirroring Operation Denver

One of the most famous disinformation campaigns popularly known as Operation INFEKTION, and originally named Operation DENVER. It targeted the CIA and the US at large as being the origin of the AIDS disease. Active measures achieved that through the…

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Confidential

Combatting Disinformation in the 21st Century

Countering Disadvantage: Why Does This Matter? The arrival of COVID-19 mixed together a rise both in misinformation as well as disinformation. With uncertainty being the norm, the activity of bots spreading disinformation doubled during the early quarantine in 2020. While…

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Confidential

Whatsapp Disinformation, Misinformation and Malware

Background Whatsapp Disinformation became apparent to me at the end of 2017. I was travelling through East Africa to meet several officials to discuss how Grey Dynamics can deploy our solutions with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISON) among…

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Influencers
Confidential

Social Media Influencers and Cyber Warfare

Summary: As the number of influencers grow on social media and the internet, countries are recruiting them for a new dimension of cyber warfare. Governments are utilising new forms of psychological operations and censorship of dissidence via social media, by…

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Hacker
Confidential

Hacker-Mercenaries: The Use of Private Hacking Firms

Summary: It is common knowledge now that Private companies offer hacking services to the highest government bidder. Consequentially ushering in a new era of “cyber mercenaries”. (Source) The increased prevalence of these companies and their government contracts indicate a growing…

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Confidential

QAnon 2023 Outlook: Post-Trump Presidency

Summary: QAnon is a theory-based conspiracy movement that originated on the Internet in October 2017. (Source) An anonymous user “Q” posted several messages about the arrest of Hillary Clinton. In 2023, QAnon is likely to take a violent turnaround. Since…

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Confidential

Cognitive vulnerabilities: Information Warfare ‘Then Vs. Now’

Cognitive vulnerabilities: does disinformation matter more now? The 2016 U.S. elections created a tsunami of literature surrounding disinformation, from academic material to social media arguments. Cognitively, humans are not more susceptible to disinformation now than during the Cold War. humans…

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Aldrich Ames
Confidential

The Dangle Technique in the World of Espionage

Dangle is a term used in spy terminology and it refers to an agent who pretends to be interested in betraying their country or joining another agency. This agent has to convince the new intelligence group that they are not…

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Human Intelligence
Confidential

HUMINT: The Human Intelligence Discipline

Human Intelligence? What is it? Human Intelligence (HUMINT), is a type of intelligence obtained from data gathered and supplied by human resources. HUMINT is critical for neutralising enemies, locating adversaries, and gathering information about internal and external threats. HUMINT is…

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