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    Czech Republic set up a specialist ”anti-fake news” unit
    Dec28

    Czech Republic set up a specialist ”anti-fake news” unit

    The Czech government is to set up a specialist ”anti-fake news” unit as officials attempt to tackle falsehoods, predominantly about migrants, which they claim are spread by websites supported by the government of Russian president Vladimir Putin, The Guardian reports. ”The key goal of Russian propaganda in the Czech Republic is to sow doubts into...

    The US government to announce measures to punish Russia for the 2016 presidential election interference
    Dec28

    The US government to announce measures to punish Russia for the 2016 presidential election interference

    The U.S. officials reports that probably this week Obama administration to announce a series of measures to punish Russia for its interference in the 2016 presidential election. It would include economic sanctions and diplomatic censure, The Washington Post reports. The administration is finalizing the details, which also are expected to include...

    Hackers attacked website of Ukraine’s Ministry of Education and Science
    Dec26

    Hackers attacked website of Ukraine’s Ministry of Education and Science

    A DDoS attack was initiated over the weekend but the website of the Ministry of Education and Science is still unavailable to users, according to the ministry`s press service. ”Unfortunately, the website of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine is temporarily down for technical reasons,” the press service wrote on Facebook this...

    10,000 social media users currently under investigation on suspicion of terrorist propaganda in Turkey
    Dec25

    10,000 social media users currently under investigation on suspicion of terrorist propaganda in Turkey

    The Ministry of Interior Affairs has announced that 10,000 people are currently under investigation on suspicion of terrorist propaganda and insulting senior state officials on social media, according to Turkish Minute. In a press release the ministry also stated that in the last six months 3,710 social media users were investigated, of whom...

    Lithuania found Russian spyware on its government computers
    Dec22

    Lithuania found Russian spyware on its government computers

    The Baltic state of Lithuania, on the frontline of growing tensions between the West and Russia, says the Kremlin is responsible for cyber attacks that have hit government computers over the last two years, according to Reuters. The head of cyber security told Reuters three cases of Russian spyware on its government computers had been discovered...

    Russian hackers tracked Ukrainian artillery units using Android application – Reuters report
    Dec22

    Russian hackers tracked Ukrainian artillery units using Android application – Reuters report

    A hacking group linked to the Russian government and high-profile cyber attacks against Democrats during the U.S. presidential election likely used a malware implant on Android devices to track and target Ukrainian artillery units from late 2014 through 2016, according to a new report released Thursday, Reuters reports. The malware was able to...

    Facebook says government requests for account data rise 27%
    Dec21

    Facebook says government requests for account data rise 27%

    Facebook Inc said on Wednesday that government requests for user account data rose 27% in the first half of 2016 compared to the second half of last year, with U.S. law enforcement agencies topping the list, according to Reuters. Government requests for account data globally rose to 59,229 from 46,710 and more than half contained a non-disclosure...

    Ukraine investigates cyberattack on Kyiv power grid
    Dec21

    Ukraine investigates cyberattack on Kyiv power grid

    Ukraine is investigating a suspected cyber attack on Kiev`s power grid at the weekend, the latest in a series of strikes on its energy and financial infrastructure, the head of the state-run power distributor said on Tuesday, according to Reuters. Vsevolod Kovalchuk, acting chief director of Ukrenergo, told Reuters that a power distribution...

    Some leaks may have been Russian – Assange
    Dec17

    Some leaks may have been Russian – Assange

    On Sean Hannity`s radio show, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said that hacked Democratic documents sent to reporters at Gawker and The Hill may have come from Russia. But, he said, he is confident the emails he received did not come from the same source. The Hill and other outlets received documents from a hacker or hackers calling itself...

    BlackEnergy hackers now launching attacks against Ukrainian banks
    Dec16

    BlackEnergy hackers now launching attacks against Ukrainian banks

    BlackEnergy hackers, who earlier managed to successfully compromise the Ukrainian energy system and cut off the light at several local utilities, are likely behind a new series of cyberattacks targeting banks, according to Softpedia. Security company ESET reveals that it discovered a new group called TeleBots whose modus operandi is very similar...

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