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Cyberespionage

U.S. Officials Say Defenses Are up against Alleged Russian Hacking

Posted on October 21st, 2016.

The U.S. has put measures into place that is reported to stop Russia from hacking into emails that could influence the upcoming presidential election, reports NBC News. Back in July, it was reported that Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook said that Russian state-sponsored hackers may have hacked the Democratic Party’s network...

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Activism

Is Russia Really Looking to Hack the U.S. Presidential Elections?

Posted on October 12th, 2016.

Hillary Clinton and her party believe it’s Russia’s fault that various scandals surrounding her and the Democratic National Committee have come to light in recent weeks. From the organization’s early unfair treatment of Bernie Sanders to the fact that the DNC knew Donald Trump was the candidate Hillary could most likely beat, and...

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Cybersecurity

New York Times: Russian Intelligence Hackers Targeted Us

Posted on August 24th, 2016.

In a report late Tuesday, the New York Times revealed that it’s Moscow bureau was the target of a cyberattack from Russian hackers, earlier this month. Although details are currently scarce, the New York Times’s Moscow bureau was, according to the publication, the target of an attempted cyberattack this month. A spokeswoman for The Times...

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Eavesdropping

Hillary Clinton Campaign Official: Email Leak a Russian Ploy to Help Trump

Posted on July 25th, 2016.

In an interview on Sunday, Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook opined that Russian state-sponsored hackers may have hacked the Democratic Party’s network and email system in order to help Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. A top Hillary Clinton official has made the stunning claim that Russian state-sponsored hackers...

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Breaches

Russian Social Network VK.com Breached, 171 Million Accounts Stolen

Posted on June 6th, 2016.

Major Russian social networking website VK.com has reportedly been breached by hackers looking to sell some 171 million user accounts for one bitcoin, or USD $580. A breach of Russian social network VK.com, a Facebook clone, has been reported by LeakedSource, a website that has obtained parts of the breached database. Of the 171 million...

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Cybersecurity

Russian Raids See Largest Ever Arrest of Hackers in the Country

Posted on June 2nd, 2016.

Russia’s FSB security service has said that it has detained a gang of 50 hackers who used a Trojan called “Lurk” to 3 billion roubles (approx. $25 million) from various Russian banks. An investigation by Russia’s FSB, Kaspersky Lab and Sberbank has led to raids targeting 50 people allegedly involved in the cyber-plundering of various...

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Cybersecurity

Germany Blames Russia for Parliament Hack

Posted on May 14th, 2016.

Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has pointed the finger at Russian intelligence agencies as the ones responsible for a comprehensive cyber attack on the German Bundestag, the lower house of the German parliament. Russian state-sponsored operatives were behind the massive cyber attack on Germany’s lower house of parliament last...

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Breaches

Ukraine To Scrutinize Cyber Defenses Following Attack On Airport Linked To Russia

Posted on January 18th, 2016.

A cyber attack on Kiev’s main airport, Boryspil, has prompted a review of Ukrainian computer system defenses, including airports and railway stations, according to Reuters. Officials told Reuters the attack came from a server in Russia. Officials detected malware last week in a computer in the airport’s IT network. The malware is similar...

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Politics

Russia Claims Turkey’s President Engages in Illegal Oil Trade with ISIS

Posted on December 2nd, 2015.

The Russian Defense Ministry has made the claim that Turkey’s leadership is involved in illegal oil trade with the extremist group ISIS. The significant claim was made by Anatoly Antonov, Deputy Defense Minister of Russia. The claim includes Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his family who are allegedly in cohorts with the...

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Activism

TPP, TTIP, & TISA: Secret Trade Negotiations Threaten Government Sovereignty and Individual Rights

Posted on October 5th, 2015.

Free speech, including the right to protest, can no longer be taken for granted. According to a newly-released WikiLeaks video (below), multinational corporations have already successfully sued governments on the basis of corporate profits being affected by certain laws. And as the international trade negotiations continue in secret,...

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Cybersecurity

Russian Government behind Malware-Aided Cyberespionage for 7 Years

Posted on September 17th, 2015.

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a state-sponsored Russian hacking group called “the Dukes” running cyber espionage operations against other Governments for nearly a decade, according to reports. Finland-based F-Secure Labs, a security firm, has published a new report that details the discovery of a well-resourced,...

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Breaches

Russian Hackers Used Flash Vulnerability Against Foreign Governments

Posted on April 21st, 2015.

Security firm FireEye recently published a blog post detailing the use of two zero-day vulnerabilities against foreign government targets. According to FireEye, the attackers are most likely a state-sponsored group from Russia. The security firm first detected a pattern of attacks on April 13th, 2015, shortly after news broke that...

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Breaches

National Security Says White House Hacked by Russian Hackers

Posted on April 10th, 2015.

According to CNN, the White House’s cyber security was recently compromised by Russian hackers. In particular, reports indicate that the hack originated from the same provenance that had previously compromised the State Department.

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Breaches

New iPhone Malware Steals Photos, Texts, Contacts and Location

Posted on February 10th, 2015.

It’s not uncommon for electronics to be vulnerable to viruses, including malware. While Apple products claim to be exempt from most computer viruses, they aren’t safe from malicious malware on their Mac, iPhone and iPad electronics.

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Breaches

Hackers Target Moscow Newspaper for Not Showing Favor to Putin

Posted on February 9th, 2015.

The Moscow Times continues to be attacked, following critiques of their coverage of Vladimir Putin. It’s unknown the cause, but editor Nabi Abdullaev said it was not a DDoS (distributed denial of service) that they’ve seen in the past.

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Breaches

Hacked Ukraine Military Documents Spell Out Disastrous Situations

Posted on February 7th, 2015.

The hacker group known as Cyber Berkut gained access to a computer belonging to a chief military prosecutor on January 28, grabbing documents that show that Ukraine is not in good shape.

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Breaches

Sony Pictures for Sale: Russian Hackers May Be Selling Access According to U.S. Firm

Posted on February 5th, 2015.

Sony can’t seem to catch a break lately. Between the giant hacking scandal that took place throughout December and the aftermath of their secrets spilled all over the web, the movie production portion of their business has gone through serious struggle.

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Communication

Russians Rallying Against Putin Using FireChat Messaging App

Posted on January 1st, 2015.

According to reports, FireChat is becoming one of the most popular iPhone and Android apps on the market, utilized mostly by protestors across the world. FireChat is a messaging app that allows users to communicate with each other simply by organizing near one another, rather than relying on a network or WiFi connection. As history shows...

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Politics

Russian Ruble Has Fallen Nearly 50% Against USD This Year

Posted on December 15th, 2014.

The Russian Ruble fell about 12% earlier today as the foreign exchange (forex) markets opened. Today’s Ruble losses mean that the Russian Ruble has fallen nearly 50% against the USD in 2014. The Russian Ruble and the Russian economy have been suffering in light of Western sanctions and collapsing oil prices. Currently, there is a...

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