A journalist wrote articles critical of the Kazakhstan government. The government did not like this and attempted to silence her. But perhaps they did more than just that. Perhaps they tried to spy on her. The EFF investigated this case and went down a very interesting rabbit hole.
For another story about the EFF listen to episode 12 “Crypto Wars”.
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- EFF’s Operation Manul
- Dark Caracal Paper by EFF and Lookout
- Operation Manul Talk at Blackhat
- Dark Caracal Talk at Kaspersky Summit 1/2
- Dark Caracal Talk at Kaspersky Summit 2/2
- Info about Irena Petrushova
Artwork this episode by habblesthecat.
Additional music by Epidemic Sound.
Recording equipment used this episode was the Shure SM7B, a cloudlifter, Audient ID4, Sony MDR7506 headphones, and Hindenburg audio editor.