Ukrainian and Russian Hacking Groups Battle For Control

As a disclaimer, I should note that I am writing this from a location in Poland only an hour from the Ukrainian border. This being the case, the events unfolding in this area of the world may influence the tone of this post. Under the circumstances, I find this unavoidable and, possibly, necessary. As I … Continue reading Ukrainian and Russian Hacking Groups Battle For Control

Dissecting the Data Leak that Undermined the Trucker Convoy

GoFundMe blocked all donations to the Freedom Convoy 2022 fundraiser because "we now have evidence from law enforcement that the previously peaceful demonstration has become an occupation, with police reports of violence and other unlawful activity." This left the $10 million that was already raised on the site in limbo. At first, GoFundMe thought it … Continue reading Dissecting the Data Leak that Undermined the Trucker Convoy

How Stylometry is Used to Undermine Your Online Anonymity

For a number of reasons, some people value remaining anonymous while online. Experts in the field often give such people a list of ways to attain this goal. Among the most common suggestions are, use a VPN, use encrypted messaging apps, use the Tor browser, use secure or temporary email, and don't use Google. There … Continue reading How Stylometry is Used to Undermine Your Online Anonymity

Infrastructure Attacks on Ukraine and its Western Allies may Precede an Invasion

Update: This just in from Reuters. Ukraine reports cyber attack on defence ministry website, banks Three weeks before Vladimir Putin sent Russian troops into Georgia in August of 2008, the Russian government launched a massive cyber attack. The first attack was a DDoS (Distributive Denial of Service) attack on the Georgian president's website. It succeeded … Continue reading Infrastructure Attacks on Ukraine and its Western Allies may Precede an Invasion