In some ways, the tactics are far less advanced, and in others, like hkleaks(.)ru, they feel far more advanced than the IRA. Unreported in that piece, but HKLeaks is behind @DDoSGUARD's CDN and nameservers https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rosalindadams/hong-kong-doxing-protesters-china-encourage …
Since that @RosalindZAdams piece, Twitter is now blocking embedded link-backs to hkleaks(.)ru
There was a domain swap between a .org and a .ru, but the hosting has remained behind Netherland-based DDoS-GUARD servers in Russia since it came online in August, according to SecurityTrail records. Wouldn't be surprised if it is directly China-origin, bouncing through their CDN
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