Eric Ellason 🇺🇲🇺🇦 Profile picture
CEO of SlickRockWeb, SEO guy & part time citizen journalist. Im a numbers cruncher, problem solver, & volleyball crusher with touch of Belize #infoSec #infoOps
Oct 7, 2018 • 13 tweets • 11 min read
I realize the #justicekavanaugh confirmation has been a hyper-partisan issue (that by itself is very concerning for a Supreme Court nomination) 4 wks now but why have the #Hamilton68 Russian influencer accounts spent so much oxygen on this? Like #BeersforBrett ? We looked at our roughly 310 Twitter accnts that we reversed engineered as #Hamilton68 accnts (described at dashboard.securingdemocracy.org) and we created wordclouds 4 various segmented categories of our Hamilton68 accounts over the past wk & highlighted them related 2 Judge #Kavanaugh
Sep 13, 2018 • 14 tweets • 13 min read
On July 22nd Wikileaks released 22000 DNC emails that had been previously hacked by Russian GRU agents. On Oct 7th Wikileaks dumped hacked John Podesta emails soon after the seemingly damaging Access Hollywood tape came out where Donald Trump talked about sexual misconduct @ollie 3million tweets from the Russian Internet Research Agency were recently archived & made available by the site @fivethirtyeight. We wanted to look at particular hashtags related to Green Party Candidate Jill Stein and #DemExit
fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-w… @ollie #infosec #osint #opsec
Aug 7, 2018 • 6 tweets • 8 min read
According to some recent data by @conspirator0 who analyzed the Russian IRA Twitter data dump the conspiracy hashtags of #pizzagate, #pedogate, #qanon ect appear 2 have first been used by these accts in a measurable way in Nov 2016 & really ramping up in Nov 2017. #infosec #psyop Looking at our current reverse engineered #Hamilton68 #Twitter accts which are described as Russian influencer accts here (dashboard.securingdemocracy.org) .. our domestic Hamilton68 subset pushing #qanon has diverged significantly from the top Alt-right activist accts pushing #walkaway
Jul 2, 2018 • 31 tweets • 38 min read
So for the first time in quite a while a newcomer hashtag had top spot on the #Hamilton68 Dashboard -- #walkaway. We remembered seeing this hashtag in the past few weeks but didnt really know what it was or follow up on it. #infosec #opsec dashboard.securingdemocracy.org The background story on this hashtag #walkaway is a little strange & the number of bots, trolls, & fake testimonial promoting this hashtag is even stranger. Here's an example of a completely fake tweet highlighted by @daveweigel #opsec #infosec
Feb 16, 2018 • 8 tweets • 3 min read
Last night we took a look at the Twitter dataset from suspended Kremlin troll accounts archived & posted by #NBC & look at the frequency of tweets discussing specific US states & display by swing states in 2016 election #Mueller Internet Research Agency nbcnews.com/tech/social-me… As you can see there was a pretty clear grouping of purple states. This was an initial quick and dirty analysis and it doesn't take into account that bigger states would of course likely have a higher # of random tweets about them.