March 30-April 1 – San Francisco, California
Tag Archives: Latin America and the Caribbean
This report describes an extensive malware, phishing, and disinformation campaign active in several Latin American countries, including Ecuador, Argentina, Venezuela, and Brazil. The nature and geographic spread of the targets seems to point to a sponsor, or sponsors, with regional, political interests. The attackers, whom we have named Packrat, have shown a keen and systematic interest in the political opposition and the independent press in so-called ALBA countries (Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas), and their recently allied regimes.
November 9-13 – João Pessoa, Brazil
Four years after the ‘Arab Spring’, it is believed that empowerment of civil society in Latin America has been hampered by formal and informal structures of power, which – legally and illegally- are funneling digital manifestations of social grievances, thus avoiding significant challenges to the status quo.
During his talk on 19 February 2013, Professor Eduardo Bertoni will present specific cases from Latin America to illustrate recent examples of regulatory challenges.
This edition of the Latin America and the Caribbean CyberWatch covers related developments from Costa Rica, Argentina, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Brazil, and Bolivia.