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Section: Cyberwar and security

    Obama vows action against Russia on hacks – BBC
    Dec16

    Obama vows action against Russia on hacks – BBC

    U.S. President Barack Obama has vowed to take action against Russia for its alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election campaign, according to the BBC. ”We need to take action and we will,” he told U.S. radio station NPR, the BBC wrote. ”I think there`s no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact on the integrity of our...

    Ukrzaliznytsya website hacked on order from Russia – Infrastructure Minister
    Dec15

    Ukrzaliznytsya website hacked on order from Russia – Infrastructure Minister

    Today`s ddos-attack on a data network of Ukrzaliznytsia was performed by Ukrainian hackers on the order of an unidentified person from St. Petersburg, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan wrote on Facebook. He said that the attack on the cargo database was carried out as a diversionary tactic. ”Reliable sources in law...

    Putin personally involved in U.S. election hack – U.S. intelligence officials
    Dec15

    Putin personally involved in U.S. election hack – U.S. intelligence officials

    U.S. intelligence officials now believe with ”a high level of confidence” that Russian President Vladimir Putin became personally involved in the covert Russian campaign to interfere in the U.S. presidential election, senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News. Two senior officials with direct access to the information say new intelligence...

    Ukraine security chief calls for better cyber defense against Russian attacks
    Dec15

    Ukraine security chief calls for better cyber defense against Russian attacks

    A Ukrainian security chief said on Wednesday Ukraine needed to beef up its cyber defenses, citing a recent spate of attacks on government websites that he said originated in Russia, Reuters reports. Over the past week, Ukraine`s Finance and Defense ministries and State Treasury said their websites had been temporarily downed by attacks aimed at...

    Russia`s cyber attacks aimed at destabilizing Ukraine`s finance & banking – National Security and Defense Council
    Dec15

    Russia`s cyber attacks aimed at destabilizing Ukraine`s finance & banking – National Security and Defense Council

    Secretary of Ukraine`s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov says that cybercriminals from the Russian Federation are responsible for powerful cyber attacks on Ukraine`s financial and banking sectors in recent times. About a week ago, the active phase of large-scale cyber attacks on the information resources of the...

    Website of Ukraine Defense Ministry down: cyberattack reported
    Dec13

    Website of Ukraine Defense Ministry down: cyberattack reported

    The incident is yet another one in a series of cyberattacks on the websites of Ukraine`s government bodies and earlier – a number of energy companies, Radio Svoboda reports citing the ministry`s press service. No other details were provided to the reporters, according to Radio Svoboda. As reported earlier, in early December, a number of...

    SWIFT confirms new cyber attacks, hacking tactics
    Dec13

    SWIFT confirms new cyber attacks, hacking tactics

    Cyber attacks targeting the global bank transfer system have succeeded in stealing funds since February`s heist of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank as hackers have become more sophisticated in their tactics, according to a SWIFT official and a previously undisclosed letter the organization sent to banks worldwide, Reuters reported....

    Ukraine State Treasury`s website hacked
    Dec06

    Ukraine State Treasury`s website hacked

    Hackers have apparently interfered with the website of the State Treasury Service of Ukraine. For several hours on Tuesday, the link www.treasury.gov.ua has been redirecting the users to www.whoismrrobot.com. Also, the website of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine is not downloading its homepage. Press services of both state agencies have not yet...

    Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube joining efforts to fight terrorism
    Dec06

    Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube joining efforts to fight terrorism

    The United States` biggest social networks are working together to build a database of photos and videos used to recruit people into terrorism, the companies said, according to The Verge. Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and Google`s YouTube will create a shared database that identifies images via a unique digital fingerprint, making it easier for...

    Russian central bank loses $31 million in cyber attack
    Dec04

    Russian central bank loses $31 million in cyber attack

    Hackers stole more than RUB 2 billion ($31 million) from correspondent accounts at the Russian central bank, the bank said on Friday, the latest example of an escalation of cyber attacks on financial institutions around the globe. Central bank official Artyom Sychyov discussed the losses at a briefing, saying that the hackers had attempted to...

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