pinit_fg_en_rect_red_20 GEN - EFF Receives $300,000 Donation from Craig Newmark Philanthropies to Support Threat Lab

Great news for EFFs Threat Lab: Craig Newmark Philanthropies has donated $300,000 to support its work to protect journalists, sources, and others against targeted malware attacks.

EFF identifies and tracks the

rise of malware attacks, which primarily affect journalists and their sources globally. We have collaborated with groups like Citizen Lab and mobile security company Lookoutto conduct these investigations, and the results of the research have helped the world understand this growing threat.

With the help of Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Threat Lab will continue to identify and track the complex web of groups who use malware against reporters and activists. Threat Lab will apply this information to educate the public and put pressure on the companies that build, sell, and license this spyware.

Threat Lab also creates and updates tools that EFF uses to educate and train journalists and others in digital security. Mobile devices, in particular, contain a wealth of data that could endanger reporters and their sources if certain security measures are not taken. This donation will help Threat Lab keep our Surveillance Self-Defense guide and ourSecurity Education Companion accurate and up-to-date in the ever-changing digital landscape.

We are very grateful to Craig Newmark Philanthropies for this generous and important donation to EFF. Threat Labs work is key to protecting free and independent journalism, and we are proud to keep fighting for everyones digital security.