Russian sources wanted to suppress the attendance 1

Russian sources wanted to suppress the attendance

Malicious sources are still using new tactics, but the goal is the same: undermining confidence in democratic processes.

Russian groups targeted EU election with fake news 2

Russian groups targeted EU election with fake news

Not all bots are bad 3

Not all bots are bad

Bots are continuing to evolve, becoming more human like and more difficult to combat. Sophisticated bad bots can load JavaScript and external assets, spoof IP addresses, tamper with cookies, and more.

Russian Information Warfare in Central and Eastern Europe 4

Russian Information Warfare in Central and Eastern Europe

Strategies, Impact, and Counter-Measures analysed by Michal Bokša, GMF US

Cheq report: Cost of global ad fraud could top $30bn 5

Cheq report: Cost of global ad fraud could top $30bn

Global ad fraud is predicted to cost an unprecedented $23bn this year and could reach $30bn including indirect economic and social costs, according to the report ‘The Economic Cost of Bad Actors on the Internet, Ad Fraud 2019,” by cybersecurity company Cheq.

Twitterbots: Anatomy of a Propaganda Campaign 6

Twitterbots: Anatomy of a Propaganda Campaign

Internet Research Agency archive reveals a vast, coordinated campaign that was incredibly successful at pushing out and amplifying its messages.

Real News About Fake News 7

Real News About Fake News

It’s not just making people believe false things—a new study suggests it’s also making them less likely to consume or accept information.

Is AI fundamental to the future of cybersecurity? 8

Is AI fundamental to the future of cybersecurity?

While a significant proportion of SMEs believe in their current approach to security, they are struggling when it comes to allocation of budget, according to a Senseon research project.

AI beats pharma? 9

AI beats pharma?

Cambridge neurotech startup BIOS is on a mission to replace pills with algorithms.

Facebook Removes Iran-based Assets 10

Facebook Removes Iran-based Assets

The pages spread pro-Iran messaging and targeted U.S., British, and Saudi politics

Disinformation is not about simple lies 11

Disinformation is not about simple lies

It is about multiplying lies on an industrial scale so that they eventually seem true. That is why it is dangerous for democracy and the free economy.

Man vs. Machine: AI bots domination 12

Man vs. Machine: AI bots domination

The artificial intelligence of DeepMind not only beats people in chess, but now dominates for the first time in team games.

Russian bots ruin the children's talent show The Voice Kids 13

Russian bots ruin the children’s talent show The Voice Kids

Recently, a lot has been said about the impact of new technologies on the possibilities of setting political choices or cybercrime aimed at specific countries. In Russia, however, there was a precedent case in which bots influenced the result of voting in ... children's talent competition The Voice Kids. This is an insulting thing that a non-accidental person won.

New Report: from NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence 14

New Report: from NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence

Hybrid Threats: A Strategic Communications Perspective

NASK research: more than half of Poles encounter manipulation and disinformation on the Internet 15

NASK research: more than half of Poles encounter manipulation and disinformation on the Internet

Over half of Polish Internet users admit that in recent months they have encountered manipulation or disinformation, and 35% Poles with falsified information in the network meet once a week or more often. At the same time as much as 19 percent directly claims that it does not check the credibility of internet information or its sources - according to new research, conducted by NASK's Social Research Laboratory.

New campaign: Diagnosing the Internet 16

New campaign: Diagnosing the Internet

The Internet is suffering from a very serious illness. Although we know the condition is serious, we don’t know how advanced the disease is nor the scale of damage that has already been done and which could, at any time, wreak havoc on our lives.

Giant ad fraud scheme drained Android users’ batteries and data 17

Giant ad fraud scheme drained Android users’ batteries and data

As of this week, reports have been surfacing showing that every average smartphone may be exposed to a giant ad fraud scheme.

Digital ad fraud report 18

Digital ad fraud report

Our team stumbled upon a new country-specific report claiming that India is now responsible for 8.7% of the world’s digital ad frauds (estimated by the report at USD18.74 billion).

Our new report on robotrolling now available 19

Our new report on robotrolling now available

A new report by ABTShield explains behavioural characteristics of bots used in artificially amplified internet traffic.

Understanding trolling behaviour 20

Understanding trolling behaviour