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    How a sophisticated malware attack is wreaking havoc on Ukraine
    Jun29

    How a sophisticated malware attack is wreaking havoc on Ukraine

    JUDY WOODRUFF: As we reported earlier, governments and industries the world over are trying to deal with effects of the latest in a series of cyber-attacks. The so-called ransomware assault is the second such strike in the last six weeks. Hari Sreenivasan in New York has more. HARI SREENIVASAN: This attack originated yesterday in Ukraine, and...

    Ukraine Cyberattack Was Meant to Paralyze, not Profit, Evidence Shows
    Jun29

    Ukraine Cyberattack Was Meant to Paralyze, not Profit, Evidence Shows

    Pinpointing the initial targets of the assault — Ukrainian accountants who use a tax preparation software required by the government — was a major clue. …read more Source: The New York...

    Chernobyl Monitoring System Hit by Global Cyberattack: Reports
    Jun29

    Chernobyl Monitoring System Hit by Global Cyberattack: Reports

    The Chernobyl nuclear power plant—the same one that melted down in 1986—was hit in by a global cyberattack, forcing operators to switch over to manual radiation monitoring. “Due to the temporary disconnection of the Windows system, the radiation monitoring in the area of the industrial site is carried out manually,” the agency in control of...

    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...