These network profiles has been analyzed and studied in the XIII STIC Conference of the National Cryptological Center, the arm of cyber defense and cybersecurity of Spain National Intelligence Center, which were held on Wednesday and Thursday of this week in Madrid. With the title, ‘Community and Trust, bases of our cybersecurity’, this conclave is the most important in the sector in the whole State and has brought together more than 3,800 experts. In the intense program, the obsession with the information war on Catalan ‘procés’ has been constant to the point that profiles in the independence mobilization networks have been analyzed in depth as phenomena that cyberintelligence has to keep in mind.
Anonymous Catalonia example has been compared with disinformation campaigns by Brexit or with Bolsonaro campaign in Brazil. Two of the investigators who deepened the most were Maite Moreno, a recognized consultant for incident response teams by “public and private organizations” and Anton Adrian, an analyst in charge of protecting the electoral structure of the Generalitat Valencia. The two starred in an applauded presentation by the intelligence community on “Electoral surveillance in electoral processes.”
Exhibition that dealt with both elections cyberattacks- such as French presidential campaign in 2017 or generals in Poland in 2014 – as information exfiltration or misinformation. Tweets or Telegram messages from Anonymous were studied examples of how a “hybrid threat in Spain” is configured through disinformation, cyber attacks on infrastructures or databases as well as the dissemination of information extracted from these cyber attacks.
In fact, in the studies presented by other speakers, such as renowned analyst – now responsible for Ingenia- Francisco Carcaño – with the title ‘Disinformation 2.0’, he exposed the danger of “infoxication and disinformation” as well as main characteristics and psychology of these campaigns and protocols to detect them. One of the main cases, almost the only one, that exposed was the news around the ‘procés’, Telegram channels as well as viral photographs of the days before, during and after October 1.
There was also a dense analysis of two renowned analysts such as Carlos Seisdedos and Vicente Aguilera who detailed how to study the Tsunami Democràtic channel through open sources. Even his ability to react organizing attempt to collapse Barajas. In fact, they used Tsunami to show how to obtain actionable intelligence to try to “identify people” or supplement basic information to protect public order control.