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    Ukrainian hacker sentenced in U.S. to 41 months in prison – Reuters
    Feb17

    Ukrainian hacker sentenced in U.S. to 41 months in prison – Reuters

    A Ukrainian who administered two online hacking forums was sentenced on Thursday to 41 months in prison for using more than 13,000 computers to steal log-in and credit card data, U.S. prosecutors said, according to Reuters. Sergey Vovnenko, whose aliases included ”Flycracker” and ”Darklife,” was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Esther Salas in...

    Cyberwar between Russia and Ukraine: new malware revealed
    Feb17

    Cyberwar between Russia and Ukraine: new malware revealed

    Internet security firm CyberX said it has spotted a new weapon in the ongoing cyberwar between Russia and Ukraine — a program called BugDrop that is being used to steal vast amounts of sensitive data from Ukrainian businesses and institutions, according to the Boston Globe. ”It looks very professional… and most important, very successful,”...

    Sweden accuses Russia of providing propaganda, fake news and falsifications after aggression in Ukraine
    Jan13

    Sweden accuses Russia of providing propaganda, fake news and falsifications after aggression in Ukraine

    Swedish Institute of International Affairs reports that the Russian Federation make fake news, false documents, disinformation as part of a coordinated campaign to influence public opinion and decision-making in Sweden. “An increasing amount of disinformation, forged telegrams and fake news items have surfaced in the Swedish information...

    Ukrainian budget-funded structures are served by Russian accounting systems – Ministry of Finance of Ukraine
    Jan10

    Ukrainian budget-funded structures are served by Russian accounting systems – Ministry of Finance of Ukraine

    Ministry of Finance of Ukraine in its report of 2016 on facebook admitted the strange fact that 10% of e-cabinets on the official public finances portal of Ukraine E-Data are registered from Russian domains. “Russian capital, Russian IT solutions are actively presented on the Ukrainian market,” states the report. Ukraine’s...

    U.S. Senator McCain to join with Democrats in pushing for “comprehensive” sanctions on Russia
    Jan10

    U.S. Senator McCain to join with Democrats in pushing for “comprehensive” sanctions on Russia

    John McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, U.S. Senate Republican said on January 9, 2017, that he would join Democratic Senators Ben Cardin and Robert Menendez in introducing the legislation for “comprehensive” sanctions on Russia because of its alleged attempts to influence the 2016 Presidential election....

    European Commission suspects Russia in cyber attacks on EU servers
    Jan09

    European Commission suspects Russia in cyber attacks on EU servers

    During 2016 there were recorded more than one hundred attempts of cyber attacks on European Commission. Eighty percent of them, didn’t make critical damage to the servers, because the data protection systems worked properly, reports the Financial Times with a reference to its informed source. “It’s clear that many institutions across...

    The U.S. assesses Russian influence in US Elections, 2016
    Jan08

    The U.S. assesses Russian influence in US Elections, 2016

    The USA Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) on January 6, 2017 published a report “Background to “Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections”: The Analytic Process and Cyber Incident Attribution” that focuses on activities aimed at the 2016 US presidential election and draws on understanding of previous...

    German security agency accuses Russia in cyber attacks on the OSCE
    Jan07

    German security agency accuses Russia in cyber attacks on the OSCE

    The office for the protection of Constitution of Germany came to the conclusion that in large-scale hacker attack on the servers of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in 2016 are suspected Russian hackers. As a result of attack on the OSCE computers the hackers could gain access to classified documents of the...

    The Defense Ministry of Ukraine denies the information that Russian hackers destroyed Ukrainian artillery weapons
    Jan07

    The Defense Ministry of Ukraine denies the information that Russian hackers destroyed Ukrainian artillery weapons

    The Defense Ministry of Ukraine denies reports about the information that 80% of D-30 howitzers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) have been destroyed by Russian hackers associated with the Russian government and high-profile cyber attacks against Democrats during the Presidential election in the U.S. “The information of the Command of...

    Ukrainian World Congress calls attention to the possibility of future similar Russia’s cyber attacks
    Jan04

    Ukrainian World Congress calls attention to the possibility of future similar Russia’s cyber attacks

    The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) calls attention to the introduction by the U.S of additional sanctions against Russia. These sanctions were provided in response to Russia’s cyber attacks during the U.S. 2016 Presidential election. UWC draws attention to the possibility of similar cyber attacks by the Russian Federation, particularly during...

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