Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Social Media & People(Entertainment)
Filter PR by
  
'Ghostwriter' Influence Campaign: Unknown Actors Leverage Website Compromises and Fabricated Content to Push Narratives Aligned with Russian Security Interests
 

29 July 2020, Dubai, UAE:  Mandiant Threat Intelligence has tied together several information operations that we assess with moderate confidence comprise part of a broader influence campaign—ongoing since at least March 2017—aligned with Russian security interests. The operations have primarily targeted audiences in Lithuania, Latvia, and Poland with narratives critical of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) presence in Eastern Europe, occasionally leveraging other themes such as anti-U.S. and COVID-19-related narratives as part of this broader anti-NATO agenda. We have dubbed this campaign “Ghostwriter.”

Many, though not all of the incidents we suspect to be part of the Ghostwriter campaign, appear to have leveraged website compromises or spoofed email accounts to disseminate fabricated content, including falsified news articles, quotes, correspondence and other documents designed to appear as coming from military officials and political figures in the target countries.
This falsified content has been referenced as source material in articles and op-eds authored by at least 14 inauthentic personas posing as locals, journalists and analysts within those countries. These articles and op-eds, primarily written in English, have been consistently published to a core set of third-party websites that appear to accept user-submitted content, most notably OpEdNews.com, BalticWord.com, and the pro-Russian site TheDuran.com, among others, as well as to suspected Ghostwriter-affiliated blogs.
Some of these incidents and personas have received public attention from researchers, foreign news outlets, or government entities in Lithuania and Poland, but have not been tied to a broader activity set. Others have received little attention and remain relatively obscure. Mandiant Threat Intelligence has independently discovered several Ghostwriter personas and identified additional incidents involving some of those personas previously exposed.
We believe the assets and operations discussed in this report are for the first time being collectively tied together and assessed to comprise part of a larger, concerted and ongoing influence campaign.


Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 2336 times
PR Category : Entertainment
Posted on : Wednesday, July 29, 2020  11:32:00 AM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Next Story : Egyptian Multi-Time Guinness World Records Titleholder Secur...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Make Up for Ever Introduces for the First Time Its New Active Care-in-foundation to Revive... [4317-Views]
Two Emiratis claim GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS titles in July [4256-Views]
Parmigiani Fleurier to participate at first Watches & Wonders -Shanghai' [3772-Views]
Save up to AED 25,000 on Pre-Owned Lexus Cars with Al-Futtaim Auto Fest [2620-Views]
Panasonic Jaguar Racing Head to Berlin for a Lockdown Showdown [2562-Views]
Safe Start-up of Unit 1 of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Successfully Achieved [2517-Views]
Here's Why A Silicone Cleansing Brush Champions Other Cleansing Tools and Techniques [2497-Views]
Eid Al Adha Gift Guide [2382-Views]
Schneider Electric Shows They Are Acting to Build a Green and Inclusive Future for All Thr... [2374-Views]
HONOR 2020 H1 Business Achievements in International Markets [2251-Views]
Siemens Compressors Selected for Gas Reservoir Storage Project with Saudi Aramco [2239-Views]
Samsung Launches Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Buds Live [2079-Views]
UAE Team Emirates Back to Winning Ways [2070-Views]
Lincoln Navigator Earns Top Large Premium SUV APEAL Award for Third Year in a Row [2029-Views]
Sony Middle East & Africa Announces ‘Ready for PlayStation®5' for current BRAVIA™ TVs [2013-Views]
Highly Anticipated Sony Alpha 7S III Combines Supreme Imaging Performance with Classic “S”... [2005-Views]
IATA Calls for a Harmonized Approach to Restart Aviation in the Middle East [1976-Views]
Win Big at Dalma Mall with the ‘Eid Family Shopping Challenge' [1964-Views]
Jafza Sets a New Benchmark With ‘collaboration for Safe and Sustainable Growth' Webinar' [1947-Views]
Red Hat Launches Advanced Connectivity Integration for Event-driven, Kubernetes-based Appl... [1915-Views]
Agthia Group Announces H1 2020 Financial Results [1878-Views]
Lacoste Launches the Roland - Garros Eyewear Collection [1837-Views]
Recovery Delayed as International Travel Remains Locked Down [1820-Views]
Sharjah Shopping Promotions to Launch Live Quiz show on Sharjah TV During Eid holidays and... [1779-Views]
The Two Big Questions Being Asked by Mena Investors [1718-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories