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    Companies, governments assess damage from latest malware
    Jun29

    Companies, governments assess damage from latest malware

    Ukraine, which was hardest hit and where the attack likely originated, said it had secured critical state assets — though everyday life remained affected, with cash machines out of order and airport displays operating manually. Cash machines in Kiev were still out of order Wednesday, and Ukrainian news reports said that flight information at the...

    Just How Lucrative Is a Ransomware Attack?
    Jun28

    Just How Lucrative Is a Ransomware Attack?

    The ransomware attack that spread to computer systems in at least 64 countries Tuesday earned hackers less than $10,000 in ransom from victims seeking to regain access to their files, prompting some analysts to question whether such attacks are money-making schemes at all.The cyberattack began in Ukraine using an updated version of a ransomware...

    Kremlin Leaders: US Intent On Regime Change In Russia
    Jun28

    Kremlin Leaders: US Intent On Regime Change In Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Kremlin leaders are convinced America is intent on regime change in Russia, a fear that is feeding rising tension and military competition between the former Cold War foes, the Pentagon’s intelligence arm has assessed. The unclassified report by the Defense Intelligence Agency, which will be publicly released later...

    Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, a former Soviet refusenik, addresses Russian parliament
    Jun28

    Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, a former Soviet refusenik, addresses Russian parliament

    (JTA) — Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein addressed the Russian parliament more than three decades after his release from a Soviet prison. A Ukraine-born Soviet prisoner of conscience, Edelstein was imprisoned in 1984 on trumped-up drug charges because he was teaching Hebrew. He spent three years doing hard labor in Siberian camps. “Today, I stand...

    Former Trump Aide Manafort Registers as Foreign Agent for Ukraine Work
    Jun28

    Former Trump Aide Manafort Registers as Foreign Agent for Ukraine Work

    A firm owned by ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort disclosed more than $17 million in payments for its work in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Intel report: Kremlin sees US urging regime change in Russia
    Jun28

    Intel report: Kremlin sees US urging regime change in Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Kremlin leaders are convinced America is intent on regime change in Russia, a fear that is feeding rising tension and military competition between the former Cold War foes, the Pentagon’s intelligence arm has assessed. “The Kremlin is convinced the United States is laying the groundwork for regime change in Russia, a...

    Who Are These Russian Bankers?
    Jun28

    Who Are These Russian Bankers?

    In the middle of December, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner met the CEO of Russian Vnesheconombank (VEB), Sergei Gorkov, in New York. He had kept this meeting secret, but in March the New York Times revealed that it had in fact happened. Some of the speculation in the media focuses on the possibility that Kushner met with...

    Ukrainian SBU Colonel Killed By Blast In Donetsk Region
    Jun28

    Ukrainian SBU Colonel Killed By Blast In Donetsk Region

    Ukraine says a security service (SBU) colonel was killed and three others injured when a car exploded in the Donetsk region on June 28. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO Announces Increase in 2017 Spending While U.S. Affirms Commitment to Allies
    Jun28

    NATO Announces Increase in 2017 Spending While U.S. Affirms Commitment to Allies

    NATO allies are planning to boost their defense spending by 4.3 percent this year. This would be a $12 billion increase over 2016 levels and will escalate military spending by non-U. S. NATO members to $277 billion, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. The announcement came in the wake of President Donald Trump’s vocal criticism that...

    READ: Manafort’s Foreign Agent Filing Details His Richly-Paid Work For Ukraine
    Jun28

    READ: Manafort’s Foreign Agent Filing Details His Richly-Paid Work For Ukraine

    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s lavishly-compensated work for a pro-Russian Ukrainian political party came into sharper focus when he retroactively filed with the U.S. Justice Department under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) late Tuesday. Manafort’s firm, DMP International LLC, earned more than $17 million...