In this week’s podcast (#124): we speak with French security researcher Baptiste Robert about research on the social media accounts pushing the french “Yellow Vest” protests. Surprise, surprise: they’re not french. Also: Brian Fox of the firm Sonatype joins us to talk about the recent compromise of the Github event-stream project and why social engineering poses a real risk to the security of the software supply chain.
In this episode of The Security Ledger Podcast (#106): with the November midterm elections in the U.S. fast approaching, election related shenanigans have already cropped up in connection with contested races in swing states, as well as around “hot button” issues such as gun control and race. To find out what the trolls are trolling about, we speak with Jonathan Morgan, the CEO at the firm NewKnowledge, which provides disinformation defense services for organizations.
Facebook said it will release a feature that lets users see if they liked pages associated with the Internet Research Agency, a Russian troll outfit.
In-brief: Facebook said thousands of ads that ran on its site in 2015 and 2016 have links to Russian information operations. The ads were designed to foment discord around a range of issues.