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[liberationtech] Hacking attacks on activists in Azerbaijan
katycarvt at gmail.com
Fri Oct 14 10:47:36 PDT 2016
On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 10:44 AM, Nathalie Marechal <marechal at usc.edu>
> Hi Katy,
> There are a number of Digital Rapid Response teams out there that I can
> put you in touch. Let me ask around for the details and I'll get back to
> you ASAP.
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On Oct 14, 2016, at 1:33 PM, Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joe at cdt.org> wrote:
> > I don't know of an organization like that... it can be a crap shoot,
> > trying to recover on some of these services. Apple's iCloud tends to
> > be very good (you get a human in a security role that will walk you
> > through recovery even though all accounts are locked for 8 hours after
> > an event). I don't think there is any resource, org, or other thing
> > that does this across platforms... and I suspect in some cases
> > recovery may not be practical, so migrating to a new account and using
> > that as an opportunity to activate two-step login, use a password
> > manager, etc. would be good. best, Joe
> >> On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 1:26 PM, Katy Pearce <katycarvt at gmail.com>
> >> Hi all.
> >> In recent days a number of high profile activists in Azerbaijan report
> >> Gmail, Facebook, and Twitter accounts either fully hacked or multiple
> >> that were not the owner's were attempted. Additionally, beyond the daily
> >> troll army, a few fake profiles with doxxing information have been
> >> We've seen this all before, but this is a sudden increase in quantity
> >> depth.
> >> Before you ask, yes, there are a lot of people that do not engage in the
> >> best personal security hygiene - two level authentication etc should be
> >> turned on, but getting individuals to change their behavior is never
> >> Proactive and preventative behaviors aren't the topic right now.
> >> What I'm looking for here are people - an organization or otherwise -
> >> can help with retroactive help - help in closing down fake profiles,
> help in
> >> recovering accounts.
> >> An additional challenge is that a great deal of the materials designed
> >> help people report malicious or nefarious activity are in English. Some
> >> people are trying to make screen shot instructions on what things to
> >> on, but the ongoing need to help with translation, etc. is an issue too.
> >> Please contact me privately if you have some ideas. I don't wish for
> this to
> >> be a list-wide discussion, for the privacy of these individuals.
> >> Thanks,
> >> Katy
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