ReportJun 22, 2019
Operation Secondary Infektion
By Nika Aleksejeva, Lukas Andriukaitis, Luiza Bandeira, Donara Barojan, Graham Brookie, Eto Buziashvili, Andy Carvin, Kanishk Karan, Ben Nimmo, Iain Robertson, and Michael Sheldon
A Russian-based information operation used fake accounts, forged documents, and dozens of online platforms to spread stories.
Lukas Andriukaitis is an associate director at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) based in Belgium.
In this capacity, Lukas researches Russian disinformation activities, as well as the military conflicts in Syria and Donbas. He is an open source methodology trainer, organizing workshops and trainings around the globe. Additionally, he is an associate analyst at the Vilnius Institute for Policy Analysis (VIPA). Prior to this, he worked as the deputy head of the Strategic Planning Division in the State Railway Inspectorate under the Ministry of Transport of Lithuania. A lieutenant in the Lithuanian military, he served in the Lithuanian Special Operations Forces Special Purpose Service as a support officer. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Vilnius University Institute of International Relations and Political Science.