This week: 1. Ransomware Motivations; 2. Misinformation Engagement; 3. WhatsApp Monitoring; 4. Germany & Pegasus
What you should know from the week of 09/10/21:
- Ransomware Motivations: Does the current ransomware pandemic actually serve Russian state interests, or might it harm them?
- Misinformation Engagement: Misinformation on Facebook drives engagement more rapidly than truth does;
- WhatsApp Monitoring: WhatsApp might encrypt your messages across the internet, but it can read them from your device;
- Germany & Pegasus: Germany's Federal Police stumbles morally in secretly purchasing NSO Group's Pegasus spyware.