Foreing powers are using COVID to harm European countries and industries

Feb 16, 2021 by Thibault | 355 views

News SOCMINT

https://cylab.be/blog/129/foreing-powers-are-using-covid-to-harm-european-countries-and-industries

In a report published last year, the Belgian State Security (VSSE) indicates that foreign powers, including Russia, are using Social Media Intelligence (SOCMINT) to spread fake news about the COVID-19 crisis.

The goal of these campaigns is twofold:

  1. to sow discord and distrust in European countries;
  2. to facilitate strategic takeovers of high-tech companies that are struggling due to the crisis.

According to the report, extremist groups (both left and right) are currently also using SOCMINT and fake news related to COVID-19 to pursue their objectives.

Download the report [PDF]

Source: https://www.vsse.be/fr/le-danger-cache-derriere-le-covid-19