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    US punishes Russia for hacking presidential campaign
    Dec30

    US punishes Russia for hacking presidential campaign

    HONOLULU (AP) — The United States struck back Thursday at Russia for hacking the U.S. presidential campaign with a sweeping set of punishments targeting Russia’s spy agencies and diplomats. The U.S. said Russia must bear costs for its actions, but Moscow called the Obama administration “losers” and threatened retaliation. A month after an...

    Ukraine hit by 6,500 hack attacks, sees Russian ‘cyberwar’
    Dec30

    Ukraine hit by 6,500 hack attacks, sees Russian ‘cyberwar’

    File – A padlock is displayed at the Alert Logic booth during the 2016 Black Hat cyber-security conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, US, on August 3, 2016. Photo: Reuters KIEV: Hackers have targeted Ukrainian state institutions about 6,500 times in the past two months, including incidents that showed Russian security services were waging a cyberwar...

    Obama hits Russia for election meddling
    Dec30

    Obama hits Russia for election meddling

    WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama on Thursday unleashed a barrage of retaliatory measures against Moscow for meddling in the US election, imposing sanctions on two intelligence agencies, expelling 35 agents and shuttering two Russian compounds inside the United States. Making good on a promise to punish Vladimir Putin’s government for...

    US releases detailed look at Russia’s election hacking
    Dec30

    US releases detailed look at Russia’s election hacking

    President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, on December 16, 2016. Photo: AP WASHINGTON: The US on Thursday released its most detailed report yet on Russia’s efforts to interfere in the US presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts. The...

    Ukraine, struck by 6,500 hack attacks, says Russia is waging ‘cyberwar’
    Dec30

    Ukraine, struck by 6,500 hack attacks, says Russia is waging ‘cyberwar’

    Hackers have targeted Ukrainian state institutions about 6,500 times in the past two months, including incidents that showed Russian security services were waging a cyberwar against the country, President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday. In December, Ukraine suffered attacks on its finance and defence ministries and the State Treasury that...

    Obama hits Russia for election meddling
    Dec30

    Obama hits Russia for election meddling

    WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama on Thursday unleashed a barrage of retaliatory measures against Moscow for meddling in the US election, imposing sanctions on two intelligence agencies, expelling 35 agents and shuttering two Russian compounds inside the United States. Making good on a promise to punish Vladimir Putin’s government for...

    U.S. evicts Russians for spying, imposes sanctions after election hacks
    Dec30

    U.S. evicts Russians for spying, imposes sanctions after election hacks

    U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin walk into a photo opportunity before their meeting at the United Nations General Assembly in New York September 28, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian suspected spies and imposed sanctions on two Russian intelligence...

    Russia, Iran ties with Taliban stoke Afghan anxiety
    Dec30

    Russia, Iran ties with Taliban stoke Afghan anxiety

    KABUL: Allegations over Russia and Iran’s deepening ties with the Taliban have ignited concerns of a renewed “Great Game” of proxy warfare in Afghanistan that could undermine US-backed troops and push the country deeper into turmoil. Moscow and Tehran insist their contact with insurgents is aimed at promoting regional security, but local...

    Obama hits Russia for election meddling
    Dec30

    Obama hits Russia for election meddling

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama on Thursday unleashed a barrage of retaliatory measures against Moscow for meddling in the US election, imposing sanctions on two intelligence agencies, expelling 35 agents and shuttering two Russian compounds inside the United States.Making good on a promise to punish Vladimir Putins government for...

    US sanctions on Russia a hot potato for Donald Trump
    Dec30

    US sanctions on Russia a hot potato for Donald Trump

    December 30, 2016 8:58 AMWASHINGTON – Relations between Russia and the United States have hit a new low with President Barack Obama slapping fresh sanctions on Russian security and quasi-government entities and individuals, and expelling 35 Russian diplomats. …read more Source: The Straits...

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