The Circle of HOPE (2018): "Cybersquatting on the Trump Campaign: A Bizarre Tale of Real Fake News" (Download)
Saturday, July 21, 2018: 4:00 pm (Vaughan): This talk will reveal and discuss a disinformation operation that was gearing up to attack the Trump campaign during the summer of the 2016 presidential election. Trump’s surprisingly competent information control operation detected and halted the attack. Alexander will discuss how he and his law firm pieced together evidence of the disinformation attack and the Trump campaign’s countermeasures by collecting and analyzing DNS-related data. This talk will involve a fascinating and bizarre set of characters and settings, including psychics, preachers, lawyers, gamblers, conspiracies, mystical locations, and of course, domain names, DNS data, and quite a few active threats.