Tag: Russia

Facebook and Twitter: Nine Russian Brexit ads found by inquiries

Image copyright Facebook says its investigation into Russian attempts to influence the Brexit vote has determined the activity amounted to just three adverts. Twitter says its own inquiry has linked six ads promoting referendum-related content on its platform to Russian sources. The Electoral Commission had asked the social media giants for the data. But an […]

Fancy Bear Russian hackers’ UK link revealed

Some of Fancy Bear’s activities had previously been identified by the cyber-security company Crowdstrike When Russia’s most notorious hackers hired servers from a UK-registered company, they left a trove of clues behind, the BBC has discovered. The hackers used the computers to attack the German parliament, hijack traffic meant for a Nigerian government website and target […]