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      U.S. announced new sanctions on Russia in response to election interference
      Dec30

      U.S. announced new sanctions on Russia in response to election interference

      U.S. President Barack Obama took unprecedented steps Thursday retaliating against what the administration described as ”Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities,” including sanctioning six Russian individuals and five Russian entities, according to CNN. This is the first time the names of Russian officials involved in the hacking have...

      Lithuanian special unit will combat Kremlin trolls online
      Dec29

      Lithuanian special unit will combat Kremlin trolls online

      Elves against trolls sounds more than just something out of The Lord of the Rings to Lithuania`s 43-year-old business consultant and blogger Ricardas Savukynas as the battle he`s fighting is no fantasy. The man is part of an informal internet army of Lithuanians trying to counter what they describe as hate speech and pro-Russia propaganda, The...

      Trump says investigation should go on over possible Russian hacking, scoffs at idea of sanctions for cyberattacks
      Dec29

      Trump says investigation should go on over possible Russian hacking, scoffs at idea of sanctions for cyberattacks

      On the continuing federal investigations into Russian hacking during the U.S. election, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, during his Florida visit, said intelligence officials ”should do the best they can, figure it all out,” Business Insider reports. That comment is a departure from the president-elect`s claims that the allegations against...

      OSCE security monitors targeted by Russian hackers
      Dec29

      OSCE security monitors targeted by Russian hackers

      An international monitoring body has said its IT systems were hit by cyber attackers in a ”major security incident” that compromised its network, according to the BBC. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) refused to speculate on reports that Russian hackers were behind the attack, the BBC reported. It has observers in...

      Sanctions will hit Russia hard after cyber attacks – U.S. Senator Graham
      Dec28

      Sanctions will hit Russia hard after cyber attacks – U.S. Senator Graham

      A U.S. senator said on Wednesday that Russia and President Vladimir Putin could expect sanctions after cyber attacks during the U.S. presidential election in November, Reuters reported. ”You can expect that the Congress will investigate the Russian involvement in our elections and […] there will be bipartisan sanctions coming that will hit...

      Czech Republic set up a specialist ”anti-fake news” unit
      Dec28

      Czech Republic set up a specialist ”anti-fake news” unit

      The Czech government is to set up a specialist ”anti-fake news” unit as officials attempt to tackle falsehoods, predominantly about migrants, which they claim are spread by websites supported by the government of Russian president Vladimir Putin, The Guardian reports. ”The key goal of Russian propaganda in the Czech Republic is to sow doubts into...

      The US government to announce measures to punish Russia for the 2016 presidential election interference
      Dec28

      The US government to announce measures to punish Russia for the 2016 presidential election interference

      The U.S. officials reports that probably this week Obama administration to announce a series of measures to punish Russia for its interference in the 2016 presidential election. It would include economic sanctions and diplomatic censure, The Washington Post reports. The administration is finalizing the details, which also are expected to include...

      Hackers attacked website of Ukraine’s Ministry of Education and Science
      Dec26

      Hackers attacked website of Ukraine’s Ministry of Education and Science

      A DDoS attack was initiated over the weekend but the website of the Ministry of Education and Science is still unavailable to users, according to the ministry`s press service. ”Unfortunately, the website of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine is temporarily down for technical reasons,” the press service wrote on Facebook this...

      10,000 social media users currently under investigation on suspicion of terrorist propaganda in Turkey
      Dec25

      10,000 social media users currently under investigation on suspicion of terrorist propaganda in Turkey

      The Ministry of Interior Affairs has announced that 10,000 people are currently under investigation on suspicion of terrorist propaganda and insulting senior state officials on social media, according to Turkish Minute. In a press release the ministry also stated that in the last six months 3,710 social media users were investigated, of whom...

      Lithuania found Russian spyware on its government computers
      Dec22

      Lithuania found Russian spyware on its government computers

      The Baltic state of Lithuania, on the frontline of growing tensions between the West and Russia, says the Kremlin is responsible for cyber attacks that have hit government computers over the last two years, according to Reuters. The head of cyber security told Reuters three cases of Russian spyware on its government computers had been discovered...

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