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    Russian Hackers Tracked Ukrainian Artillery Units Using Android Implant: Report
    Dec22

    Russian Hackers Tracked Ukrainian Artillery Units Using Android Implant: 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.The malware was able to retrieve...

    Violence surges in eastern Ukraine amid reports of Russian involvement
    Dec22

    Violence surges in eastern Ukraine amid reports of Russian involvement

    The OSCE has reported nearly 3,000 explosions near the contact line, marking a notable increase in ceasefire violations. A new investigative report revealed Russian artillery attacks in 2014, undermining Moscow’s claims. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Putin: Russian Military Stronger Than Anyone’s
    Dec22

    Putin: Russian Military Stronger Than Anyone’s

    Russia’s military is now stronger that any possible foe, President Vladimir Putin told an annual end-of-year meeting with the defense ministry on Thursday. “We can say with certainty: we are stronger now than any potential aggressor,” he told the meeting. “Anyone!” Tensions between Russia and the West escalated after...

    Report: Russians Who Hacked DNC Helped Kill Ukrainians
    Dec22

    Report: Russians Who Hacked DNC Helped Kill Ukrainians

    A new report says the same hackers who helped Russian intelligence find and kill Ukrainian soldiers also hacked the Democratic Party. …read more Source:...

    Putin: Russia’s military is stronger than anyone’s
    Dec22

    Putin: Russia’s military is stronger than anyone’s

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s military is now stronger than any potential foe, President Vladimir Putin told an annual end-of-year meeting with the defense ministry on Thursday. “We can say with certainty: we are stronger now than any potential aggressor,” he told the meeting. “Anyone!” His comments come at the end of a year when tensions between...

    Report links Kremlin cyber unit to Ukraine conflict and US election hacking
    Dec22

    Report links Kremlin cyber unit to Ukraine conflict and US election hacking

    The hack into a Ukraine military app has reinforced claims the cyber unit known as “Fancy Bear” has a direct Kremlin link. It also reinforces US intelligence reports linking the Kremlin to cyber attacks in the US. …read more Source:...

    U.S.-supplied drones disappoint Ukraine at the front lines
    Dec22

    U.S.-supplied drones disappoint Ukraine at the front lines

    Millions of dollars’ worth of U.S.-supplied drones that Kiev had hoped would help in its war against Russian-backed separatists have proven ineffective against jamming and hacking, Ukrainian officials say. The 72 Raven RQ-11B Analog mini-drones were so disappointing following their arrival this summer that Natan Chazin, an advisor to...

    The Morning Vertical, December 22, 2016
    Dec22

    The Morning Vertical, December 22, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Santa summit cheer can’t hide Finland’s unease about Russia
    Dec22

    Santa summit cheer can’t hide Finland’s unease about Russia

    LAPPEENRANTA, Finland (AP) — Santa and Father Frost, not tanks and troops, have met up at the busiest border crossing between Russia and Finland. But despite the jovial ho-ho-hos in the annual show of seasonal goodwill and neighborly friendship, there lies an increasing disquiet in the Nordic nation. Finland shares a 1,300-kilometer (800-mile)...

    Report links Kremlin cyber unit to Ukraine conflict and US election hacking
    Dec22

    Report links Kremlin cyber unit to Ukraine conflict and US election hacking

    The hack into a Ukraine military app has reinforced claims the cyber unit known as “Fancy Bear” has a direct Kremlin link. It also reinforces US intelligence reports linking the Kremlin to cyber attacks in the US. …read more Source: Deutsche...