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    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...

    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...

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