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Apple Watches Banned from UK Cabinet Meetings for Hacking Fears

Posted on November 10th, 2016.

Cabinet ministers have voiced concerns that Apple Watches could be hacked by Russian spies, prompting the devices to be barred from meetings, according to a report from The Telegraph. Under the new leadership of Theresa May, U.K cabinet ministers have been barred from wearing the watch during meetings after concerns were raised that the...

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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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Breaches

Ukraine Power Grid Hack, All May Not be What it Seems

Posted on January 28th, 2016.

Reports are coming out on The Register that challenge the current finger pointing by Ukraine’s SBU state security service implicating Russia as the protagonist behind hacks on western Ukraine’s utility companies. This is not the first twist in the December Ukrainian power utility hacking story covered by Hacked. It all...

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Breaches

From Russia With Love: Russians Suspected in Pentagon Breach

Posted on August 7th, 2015.

Russian hackers are suspected of infiltrating an unclassified e-mail system used by employees of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon. An electronic intrusion by means of a cyber-attack against the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff’s unclassified email system has resulted in the shutting down of the email system and computer network...

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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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Cybersecurity

Want $3 Million? Catch Evgeniy Bogachev

Posted on February 26th, 2015.

The FBI Office in Pittsburgh has put out the largest bounty in history – three million bucks – for information which results in the arrest or conviction of Russian hacker Evgeniy Bogachev, who is alleged to be responsible for the largest-scale financial hack ever, GameOver Zeus.