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Section: Cyberwar and security

    British Home Secretary says WhatsApp must be accessible to intelligence services
    Mar27

    British Home Secretary says WhatsApp must be accessible to intelligence services

    Technology companies should no longer be able to provide encrypted messaging services that cannot be accessed in emergencies by the security services, British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said on Sunday, according to The Guardian. Speaking after it emerged that the police were investigating reports that Khalid Masood had used the encrypted WhatsApp...

    Desperate John Deere tractor owners download Ukrainian firmware hacks to get crops in
    Mar24

    Desperate John Deere tractor owners download Ukrainian firmware hacks to get crops in

    John Deere is notorious for arguing that farmers who buy its tractors actually ”license” them because Deere still owns the copyright to the tractors` software; in 2015, the U.S. Copyright Office affirmed that farmers were allowed to jailbreak their tractors to effect repairs and modifications, according to the Boing Boing group blog on technology...

    U.S. charges Russian spies, criminal hackers in Yahoo intrusion
    Mar16

    U.S. charges Russian spies, criminal hackers in Yahoo intrusion

    The Justice Department announced Wednesday the indictments of two operatives of the Russian intelligence agency FSB and two criminal hackers hired by Russians in connection with the heist of 500 million Yahoo user accounts in 2014, marking the first U.S. criminal cyber charges ever against Russian government officials, according to The Washington...

    Attacks on U.S.-linked Polish sites back higher cyber spending
    Mar15

    Attacks on U.S.-linked Polish sites back higher cyber spending

    Several Polish municipalities that have hosted U.S. troops under a planned NATO operation suffered cyber attacks in January, a senior government official told Reuters, saying it highlighted the need for Poland`s sharp increase in cyber-defense spending. Poland will spend about 1 billion zlotys ($250 million) a year on cyber security, several...

    Ukraine`s fight against fake news goes global – Politico
    Mar13

    Ukraine`s fight against fake news goes global – Politico

    As ”little green men” invaded Crimea in the spring of 2014, while Russian media went into overdrive, smearing Ukraine`s Euro-Revolution as a ”fascist coup d`etat,” a group of Ukrainian professors and students struck back launching StopFake.org, the first site to directly tackle and refute Russian propaganda, according to Politico. Now that the...

    Wikileaks transformed into Russia`s helping hand – media
    Mar09

    Wikileaks transformed into Russia`s helping hand – media

    Once created to promote absolute transparency, Wikileaks has increasingly been turning into an instrument that Russia exploits in its own interests, according to Neue Zurcher Zeitung. In the first few years, WikiLeaks followed a community approach: everyone could upload to the portal and edit leaked documents; The whole team decided which...

    Federal criminal probe being opened into WikiLeaks` publication of CIA documents
    Mar09

    Federal criminal probe being opened into WikiLeaks` publication of CIA documents

    A federal criminal investigation is being opened into WikiLeaks` publication of documents detailing alleged CIA hacking operations, several U.S. officials told CNN Wednesday. The officials said the FBI and CIA are coordinating reviews of the matter, CNN reported. The investigation is looking into how the documents came into WikiLeaks` possession...

    WikiLeaks publishes massive trove of CIA spying files – The Independent
    Mar08

    WikiLeaks publishes massive trove of CIA spying files – The Independent

    Wikileaks founder Julian Assange claims that the leaked documents are the most comprehensive CIA release ever and are far more extensive than the so-called Snowden files, according to The Independent. The files are the most comprehensive release of U.S. spying files ever made public, according to Julian Assange. There are a total of 8,761...

    Hacked correspondence shows Kremlin`s efforts to promote ”Russian world” in Poland by funding radicals
    Mar01

    Hacked correspondence shows Kremlin`s efforts to promote ”Russian world” in Poland by funding radicals

    Ukrainian ”hacktivists” have gained access to the correspondence of one of the Kremlin`s coordinators Alexander Usovsky, who had been promoting the ideas of the ”Russian world” in Poland. According to the leaked data, back in 2014, Usovsky pitched his ideas to promote ”Russian world” to the team of the Russian oligarch Konstantin Malofeev, who is...

    U.S. Senate Democrat Dick Durbin wants independent Russia probes
    Feb27

    U.S. Senate Democrat Dick Durbin wants independent Russia probes

    The second-ranking U.S. Senate Democrat called Monday for an independent commission as well as a special prosecutor to investigate Russian interference in the U.S. election, according to Bloomberg. Minority Whip Dick Durbin, back from a trip to Ukraine and other countries he said were worried about Russia, told Bloomberg editors and reporters in...

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