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      ”Russian trace” in cyber attacks on Ukraine companies: NSDC
      Jul27

      ”Russian trace” in cyber attacks on Ukraine companies: NSDC

      Cyber attacks on Ukrainian companies were developed in Russia for at the very least six months, Valentyn Petrov, head of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine`s information security department, said in an interview with Germany`s ZDF, the NSDC press service reported. ”It was a process that lasted for at least six months,...

      Searches underway in mayors` offices in Bucha, Irpin in Kyiv region
      Jul21

      Searches underway in mayors` offices in Bucha, Irpin in Kyiv region

      Searches at the mayors` offices in Bucha and Irpin began at 07:00 Kyiv time on Thursday, July 21, according to First Deputy Mayor of Buch Yaroslav Dobriansky, TSN news service reported. According to the official, armed law enforcers are seizing the necessary documents while the staff of the Bucha town administration remain outside the building...

      European Union Must Integrate Cybersecurity Efforts to Protect Energy Assets
      Jul06

      European Union Must Integrate Cybersecurity Efforts to Protect Energy Assets

      In December of 2015, a sophisticated cyberattack on Ukraine’s power grid caused outages that left nearly 225,000 citizens without power. The malicious software used in the attack was traced back to Russian groups, making the intrusion a stunning realization of the threat posed by cyberattacks. Though this event called attention to the...

      Chinese economic cyber-espionage switches from U.S. to Russia, Ukraine
      Jun21

      Chinese economic cyber-espionage switches from U.S. to Russia, Ukraine

      The Chinese government appears to be abiding by its September pledge to stop supporting the hacking of American trade secrets to help companies there compete, private U.S. security executives and government advisors said on Monday, according to Reuters. FireEye Inc., the U.S. network security company best known for fighting sophisticated Chinese...

      Singapore plans internet shutdown on government computers after ”sophisticated” cyber attacks
      Jun09

      Singapore plans internet shutdown on government computers after ”sophisticated” cyber attacks

      Singapore`s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says that the country is to cut off internet access for government employees` work computers to protect government data after some ”very sophisticated” cyber attacks, according to Reuters. The move will come into force from May next year and affect about 100,000 computers in use in the public service in...

      Ukraine creates National Center for Cyber Security
      Jun08

      Ukraine creates National Center for Cyber Security

      Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree ”On the National Coordination Center for Cyber Security,” according to the president`s press service. The activities of the center will ensure coordination of activities of the agencies involved in the National Security and Defense of Ukraine in the framework of the Cyber Security Strategy...

      IAEA inspection of Zaporizhia NPP power unit No. 3 successful
      Jun08

      IAEA inspection of Zaporizhia NPP power unit No. 3 successful

      Inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have successfully conducted a regular scheduled inspection of power unit No. 3 at Zaporizhia nuclear power plant (NPP), according to the press service of state company Energoatom. ”From June 4 to June 7, 2016 IAEA inspectors carried out a regular scheduled inspection of power unit No. 3...

      New confinement arch to cover Chornobyl NPP`s 4th power unit in 168 days – Ecology Minister
      May27

      New confinement arch to cover Chornobyl NPP`s 4th power unit in 168 days – Ecology Minister

      Work on the construction and movement of the arch of a new safe confinement over the fourth power unit of Chornobyl nuclear power plant (NPP) is carried out according to the schedule and will be completed in 168 days, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources Ostap Semerak wrote on Facebook. ”All works on the completion of construction and...

      Poland backs launching Khmelnytskiy NPP – Rzeszow power line
      May26

      Poland backs launching Khmelnytskiy NPP – Rzeszow power line

      Polish company Polenergia International supports the Energy Bridge project, which involves the commissioning of the 750 kV Khmelnitsky NPP – Rzeszow (Poland) overhead transmission line for the resumption of Ukrainian electricity exports, vice president of Polenergia International Grzegorz Stanislawski said during the Energy Congress....

      Reuters: Germany says Russia probably behind cyber attack on Bundestag
      May13

      Reuters: Germany says Russia probably behind cyber attack on Bundestag

      Russian intelligence agencies were probably responsible for a massive cyber attack on Germany`s lower house of parliament last year which forced its computer systems to be shut down for days, Germany`s domestic intelligence agency said on Friday, according to Reuters. The agency, known as the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution...