USCYBERCOM’s cyberwar: the Great (Video) Game?

The US Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) seems to be adapting and responding to the Russian disinformation threat in some bizarre ways.

Here’s the developing story:

 

And its assessment in a few tweets:

 

Glossary:

MMORPG: Massively multiplayer online role-playing games

OSINT: Open source intelligence

Doxing: Search for and publish private or identifying information about (a particular actor/party) on the Internet, typically with malicious intent. Generally done by hackers, vigilantes, gamers, blackmailers and trolls

IRC: A chat system populated by the hacker subculture in the 80s and 90s, occasionally host to online gang-wars