Dina Temple-Raston

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Countries fear state-sponsored cyberwar

Nation-state actors are changing their cyber tactics: China's Volt Typhoon and Russia's GRU are engaged in espionage operations, often infiltrating a company's routers, but the countries are also prepositioning for a conflict later.

Countries fear state-sponsored cyberwar
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Threat-hunter says Iran is stepping up the sophistication of its cyberattacks

Threat-hunter says Iran is stepping up the sophistication of its cyberattacks
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China's dominant role in producing hacking bugs

China's dominant role in producing hacking bugs
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Holding Russia accountable for war crimes

Holding Russia accountable for war crimes
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When the phones go dead in Gaza

When the phones go dead in Gaza
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Saving Ukraine’s cultural heritage with a click

Since the beginning of Russia's large-scale invasion of Ukraine, Moscow has been bombing uniquely Ukrainian cultural sites. Preservationists are using "photogrammetry" — the act of deriving precise measurements from taking overlapping photos and rendering them in three dimensions. Dina Temple-Raston, the host of "Click Here," was recently in Ukraine and met those working to preserve the country's heritage — on their phones.

Saving Ukraine’s cultural heritage with a click
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Exclusive: Inside Ukraine’s secret drone factories

The "Click Here" podcast traveled to Ukraine to look at its grassroots defense industry and take you into its secret drone factories where entrepreneurs are able to put innovative weapons into the hands of soldiers at the front in a matter of weeks, not months.

Exclusive: Inside Ukraine’s secret drone factories
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Tracking atrocities in Sudan: 'The world has become significantly less anonymous for war criminals'

Unlike conflicts in the past, technology is now allowing third-party observers to document human rights abuses in near-real time thanks to, among other things, low-orbit satellites. The Recorded Future News podcast, "Click Here,” looks at the past and current violence in Darfur, Sudan.

Tracking atrocities in Sudan: 'The world has become significantly less anonymous for war criminals'
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Exclusive: Inside an American hunt forward operation in Ukraine

In an interview with Recorded Future News’ podcast "Click Here," Hartman says the cooperation between the US and foreign partners like Ukraine has become important in the effort to deter Russia’s cyber operations.

Exclusive: Inside an American hunt forward operation in Ukraine
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A conversation with a former member of Wagner: ‘They were like little kings or czars’

With large numbers of young Russian fighters dying on the battlefield in Ukraine, the Wagner mercenary group must constantly recruit to replenish its stocks. It's now gone online and is using the same tactics that ISIS once used to lure young men to go fight in Syria.

A conversation with a former member of Wagner: ‘They were like little kings or czars’
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The hacker Bassterlord in his own words: Portrait of an access broker as a young man

He started off doing simple phishing attacks. But the Russian, who is known as Bassterlord, soon graduated to planting ransomware in emails, holding companies' data hostage. And he quickly became one of the best. In her exclusive interview with the hacker, Dina Temple-Raston of the "Click Here" podcast delves into the ransomware underworld.

The hacker Bassterlord in his own words: Portrait of an access broker as a young man
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Crowdsourcing morality: How an app allows the Iraqi government to arrest ‘indecent’ influencers

Digital and human rights activists say Ballegh’s very existence flies in the face of free speech provisions enshrined in Iraq’s post-Saddam Hussein constitution 20 years ago.

Crowdsourcing morality: How an app allows the Iraqi government to arrest ‘indecent’ influencers
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China’s tech weapons roll in to quell demonstrations, identify protesters

The latest demonstrations across China ended when the central government unleashed a digital arsenal that was less deadly than the tanks used to quell the 1989 protests, but just as effective. China managed to use the internet to defuse national outrage over President Xi Jinping’s strict COVID-19 policies without firing a single shot.

China’s tech weapons roll in to quell demonstrations, identify protesters
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'Ransomware Diaries:' Going undercover with the leader of LockBit

Jon DiMaggio, chief security analyst at Analyst1, spent more than a year inside LockBit private channels interacting with LockBitSupp and other members. He recently released a report called "Ransomware Diaries: Volume 1," that revealed how he infiltrated the group and what he learned while he was on the inside.

'Ransomware Diaries:' Going undercover with the leader of LockBit
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Exclusive: Rounding up a cyberposse for Ukraine

Russian hackers have been trying to break into Naftogaz systems for years, so when Mandiant offered to deploy hunt teams for free to see if anything was lurking in their networks, the company executives couldn’t believe their luck.

Exclusive: Rounding up a cyberposse for Ukraine