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    Report: Malware Used Against Ukraine Similar to DNC Hack
    Dec22

    Report: Malware Used Against Ukraine Similar to DNC Hack

    A hacking group linked to the Russian government and high-profile cyberattacks 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 report released Thursday. The malware was able to retrieve communications...

    In Ukraine, more evidence of a hacking group’s Kremlin ties
    Dec22

    In Ukraine, more evidence of a hacking group’s Kremlin ties

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For those searching for stronger evidence of Russia’s connection to the hack of the Democratic National Committee, the tale of… …read more Source:...

    In Ukraine, more evidence of a hacking group’s Kremlin ties
    Dec22

    In Ukraine, more evidence of a hacking group’s Kremlin ties

    For those searching for stronger evidence of Russia’s connection to the hack of the Democratic National Committee, the tale of an infected Ukrainian Android cellphone app may help. That’s according … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Obama administration joins European Union in blacklisting 15 Russian entities
    Dec22

    Obama administration joins European Union in blacklisting 15 Russian entities

    The Obama administration has slapped sanctions on 15 Russian individuals and businesses because of their involvement in projects in Ukraine and Crimea. The Treasury Department designated seven individuals and eight corporate entities involved in a range of projects, including the construction of a bridge connecting Russia to the Crimean...

    Russia Blasts Netherlands Over Arms Buildup, Ruling On Crimean Treasures
    Dec22

    Russia Blasts Netherlands Over Arms Buildup, Ruling On Crimean Treasures

    Russia blasted the Netherlands for allowing the United States to begin stocking tanks there, and for a court ruling that ordered Crimean treasures on loan to a Dutch museum to be returned to Ukraine rather than Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Returns Stolen Italian Masterpieces To Verona Art Museum
    Dec22

    Ukraine Returns Stolen Italian Masterpieces To Verona Art Museum

    Ukraine returned 17 masterpieces valued at 17 million euros to Italy on December 21 after they were stolen by masked, armed robbers from a Verona art museum last year. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian hacks into Ukraine power grids a sign of things to come for U.S.?
    Dec22

    Russian hacks into Ukraine power grids a sign of things to come for U.S.?

    Some U.S. electric utilities have even weaker security than those Russians breached in Ukraine …read more Source:...

    Russian cyberattack targets Ukrainian power grid; U.S. next?
    Dec22

    Russian cyberattack targets Ukrainian power grid; U.S. next?

    Russian hackers have launched multiple cyber attacks in the past year on power grids in Ukraine. Experts say a similar attack in the U.S. could leave people without electricity, reports Holly Williams. …read more Source:...

    News of the Day From Around the World, Dec. 22
    Dec22

    News of the Day From Around the World, Dec. 22

    Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said earlier this week that their two conditions for peace talks are the removal of the group leader’s name from the U.N. blacklist and the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Afghanistan. […] the Afghan government rejected the group’s demands — an indication of the depth of the rift...

    Masterpieces stolen in Italy museum heist returned with only scratches
    Dec22

    Masterpieces stolen in Italy museum heist returned with only scratches

    Seventeen masterpieces valued at $17.7 million were returned to Italy from Ukraine after being stolen by masked, armed robbers from a Verona art museum last year …read more Source:...