Investigative Technology Journalist Janhoi McGregor enlisted ISD Senior Analyst Ciarán O’Connor for an investigation on the Squid Game crypto scam. In 2021, scammers embezzled $16 million from thousands of investors, capitalising on the hype around NFTs and the hit Netflix tv show ‘Squid Game’. Throughout the episodes, Janhoi and Ciarán apply OSINT (Open source investigation tools) and digital research skills to identify and track down a suspect.
January 23, 2023 | New Statesman
ISD's Milo Comerford features in the New Statesman speaking about the 'manosphere', misogyny and how online culture has prompted figures like recently arrested Andrew Tate to gain prominence.
January 21, 2023 | NPR
ISD's Jared Holt spoke with NPR about the alarmist surge in online rhetoric defending gas stoves following comments on health concerns by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.
January 19, 2023 | Virgin News
ISD's Aoife Gallagher joined Virgin Media News' show The Group Chat, talking about the anti-asylum seeker protests that have been taking place across Ireland.