Section: Cyberwar and security

      NotPetya hackers likely behind BadRabbit attack: Researchers

      October 26, 2017 7:41 PMMOSCOW (REUTERS) – Hackers responsible for the NotPetya cyber attack which crippled businesses in Ukraine and around the world in June were likely behind a smaller-scale attack on Russia and other countries this week, Russia-based cyber security firm Group-IB said on Thursday (Oct 26). …read more Source: The...

      Fighting Back: What Options Does the United States Have to Respond to Cyberattacks?
      Jul18

      Fighting Back: What Options Does the United States Have to Respond to Cyberattacks?

      In the wake of the recent WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks, cyber warfare has once again made mainstream news headlines. With cyberattacks becoming increasingly common, it becomes important to understand the options the United States has in dealing with these kinds of attacks. Petya, though in many ways similar to WannaCry and other...

      Cyberattack Cripples Ukraine
      Jun27

      Cyberattack Cripples Ukraine

      The massive cyberattack that crippled public transportation, the central bank, government offices, the state power distributor, and public firms in Ukraine on June 27 serves as a potent reminder of the havoc that can be unleashed by low-level actors, according to an Atlantic Council analyst. “This is another reminder that low-capability actors...

      Russian VKontakte to close Kyiv`s office
      Jun01

      Russian VKontakte to close Kyiv`s office

      Russia`s VKontakte social network will close its office in the Ukrainian capital, according to the Russian online publication about startups, innovations and Internet projects vc.ru. The social network`s management has decided to dismiss part of the office staff, vc.ru reported, citing a source inside the company and a market player familiar with...

      Yandex.Ukraine transferred Ukrainians` personal data to Russian intel, SBU says
      May30

      Yandex.Ukraine transferred Ukrainians` personal data to Russian intel, SBU says

      The SBU Security Service of Ukraine on Monday, May 29, raided the Kyiv and Odesa offices of Russia`s Yandex subsidiary, to conduct authorized searches, the agency`s press service reports. The investigators have established that the company`s management illegally collected, copied, and transferred to Russia personal data of Ukrainian citizens. ”In...

      Security Service of Ukraine raiding Yandex offices in Kyiv, Odesa
      May29

      Security Service of Ukraine raiding Yandex offices in Kyiv, Odesa

      Head of the Moscow-based Yandex press service Asya Melkumova says that representatives of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine are now raiding Yandex.Ukraine`s Kyiv and Odesa offices, according to the Ukrainian-based IT news portal AIN.UA. ”Representatives of the Security Service of Ukraine are now in our offices in Kyiv and Odesa. We do not yet...

      Ukraine to report to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on Russian violations of int`l law
      May25

      Ukraine to report to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on Russian violations of int`l law

      Ukraine readies to lodge with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) a statement on Russia`s violations of the Convention on International Civil Aviation and other core agreements, according to Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Kistion. ”Today we were visited by President of ICAO Council  Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu and Regional...

      OSCE envoy Sajdik: Number of civilians killed in Donbas more than doubles
      May25

      OSCE envoy Sajdik: Number of civilians killed in Donbas more than doubles

      Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office to the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on the settlement of the Donbas crisis, Ambassador Martin Sajdik says that the number of civilians killed in the east of Ukraine January through May 2017 soared by 120% year-over-year, according to the Belarussian telegraph agency BELTA. ”This has been...

      NATO chief comments on Ukraine`s ban of Russian social networks
      May24

      NATO chief comments on Ukraine`s ban of Russian social networks

      NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says that the blocking of Russian social networks in Ukraine is an issue of national security, not freedom of speech. ”The Ukrainian government has made clear that this decree to close some of the sites is an issue of security, not one of freedom of speech. And freedom of speech is part of the dialogue we...

      OpenDataBot says 72 Ukrainian companies ”disappear” from state register
      May22

      OpenDataBot says 72 Ukrainian companies ”disappear” from state register

      Some 72 companies have disappeared from Ukraine`s Unified State Register of Legal Entities, Individual Entrepreneurs and Public Organizations over the past year, according to OpenDataBot, the service for monitoring the data on Ukrainian companies` registration. Each of those companies can be associated with raiding and money laundering, the...