Briefing Thursday: EFF’s Eva Galperin and Lookout Discuss, Demo Cybersecurity Attacks On Democracy

Washington, D.C.—On Thursday, Oct. 4, at 2 pm, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Director of Cybersecurity Eva Galperin will speak at a special session for congressional staffers and representatives about how malware and spyware targeted at mobile devices is being used against dissidents, activists, journalists, and others to disrupt democracy.

Galperin’s work at EFF includes uncovering a malware espionage campaign that targeted people in the U.S. and across the globe, and publishing research on malware in Syria, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, and Lebanon.

Thursday’s briefing will examine how mobile devices—treasure troves of information about our text messages, locations, work documents, and phone calls—are becoming primary espionage targets. Political campaigns, dissidents, journalists, and activists around the globe are under attack by foreign-government spearfishing attacks.

Galperin and security firm Lookout will present scenarios and demos on how cyberattacks occur and can be mitigated.

What: A Non-Partisan Threat: Cybersecurity and Its Impact on Democracy special session

When: Thursday, Oct. 4, 2 pm

Where: Rayburn House Office Building
Room 2226
45 Independence Ave SW
Washington D.C.

For more on state-sponsored malware:
https://www.eff.org/issues/state-sponsored-malware

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Author: Karen Gullo

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