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In 2016, using hacker persona "Guccifer 2.0," the U.S. said Russian intelligence outfit GRU leaked stolen documents into the public domain and "relayed material to WikiLeaks," a whistleblowing organization that denies the accusations. The country, it is alleged, launched a similar scheme during the French ... Election
WASHINGTON -- The weakest link in any local voting system is that one county clerk who's been on the job for three days and opens up an email file that could take down the whole system. The head of every U.S. intelligence agency says Russia attempted to penetrate elections systems nationwide during the 2016 ...

Wiltshire Police denies reports it suffered cyber attack by 'Russian hackers' ... Council workers were unable to access emails on certain devices, leading to reports the measures were being taken due to an "attack from Russian hackers". ... What is the evidence Russia was behind nerve agent attack on spy? Police
Russian hackers penetrated the US civilian aviation system in early 2017 as part of a broad assault on the nation's sensitive infrastructure, ... The accusations that Russia was behind the cyberattacks on US infrastructure came as the Trump administration targeted Russians with sanctions for alleged ...
The Czech Republic's top court says that the country's justice minister cannot rule in the extradition case of an alleged Russian hacker until it deals with his complaint against the court approval of the extradition. In a decision that was made available Tuesday, the Constitutional Court says it will rule on the ...

Congress has done little in response to last year's reports from the Department of Homeland Security that Russian hackers tried to breach election systems in ... asked for a $300 million boost to the FBI's efforts to counteract any attempts by Russia to manipulate social media to influence American elections.
Kurt Baumgartner, a researcher at Moscow-based Kaspersky found cyberespionage tools believed to have been created by intelligence agencies of the US and Russia this winter. Colorado native, Mr Baumgartner found evidence of the US and Russia sharing the same space on one Chinese computer.
The 29-year-old blonde-haired Russian hacker at the center of the intrigue surrounding the Kremlin's cyberattacks on the 2016 U.S. presidential election ... rogue hackers turned government agents, and allegations of Russia's multilayered plot to interfere in the U.S. elections reveals much about Russia's ...
Czech Justice Minister Robert Pelikan has said he will decide whether to extradite alleged Russian hacker Yevgeny Nikulin to the United States or Russia based primarily on where the most serious crimes were committed. Pelikan told the Czech Chamber of Deputies he will also take into account which ...
Over the past weekend, The Washington Post reported that US intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian hackers not only attempted to disrupt the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, but sought to frame North Korea for that attack. That leaked confirmation of Russia's involvement in the operation, ...
Indicting Hackers Made China Behave, But Russia Will Be Harder ... On Friday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller released the indictment of the "Internet Research Agency LLC," also known as the Russian troll factory, and a ... When it comes to the Russians, the United States won't get such a sweet deal.
Unknown hackers stole 339.5 million roubles ($6 million, €4.8 million) from a Russian bank using the global payment network SWIFT, the country's central bank admitted on Friday. The cyberattack took place sometime last year, officials wrote at the bottom of a report on digital thefts in the Russian banking ...
The Trump administration accused Russia on Thursday of engineering a series of cyberattacks that targeted American and European nuclear power plants ... In the following months, according to a Department of Homeland Security report issued on Thursday, Russian hackers made their way to machines ... power plants
Officials in Washington say that Russian hackers are in the midst of a widespread attack on crucial components of U.S. infrastructure, according to a ... The report is damning confirmation of what has for months been suspected: that hackers in Russia are capable of infiltrating and compromising vital systems ... hackers

"Since at least March 2016, Russian government cyber actors--hereafter referred to as 'threat actors'--targeted government entities and multiple U.S. critical infrastructure sectors, including the energy, nuclear, commercial facilities, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors," reads the warning.
U.S. intelligence leaders report Russian hackers are already working to undermine this November's elections, which will decide the balance of power in ... "I do think hackers are a threat for the nation," said Oklahoma Gov. ... Jay Inslee, another Democrat, likened Russia's cyberattacks to Japan's Dec.
During the Opening Ceremony, Russian hackers operating from the GRU – the Russian military intelligence agency – allegedly masked their IP addresses to ... that the games were hit by a cyber attack during the February 9 Opening Ceremonies, but had refused to confirm whether Russia was responsible.
After Nikulin's arrest in Prague, Russia also asked for his extradition. A Moscow court issued a warrant for the Russian's arrest in November 2016 for the theft of $3,450 via WebMoney in 2009. In comments reported by Czech media, Nikulin has rejected all of the charges. He also lodged a complaint to avoid ...
SAN FRANCISCO — One hour after news broke about the school shooting in Florida last week, Twitter accounts suspected of having links to Russia released ... stories about Hillary Clinton and spread articles based on leaked emails from Democratic operatives that had been obtained by Russian hackers.
Hackers nicked $6 million from the Russian central bank last year via the SWIFT messaging system, according to report from the bank. "The volume of unsanctioned operations as a result of [a single successful attack] amounted to 339.5 million roubles," the bank said. Hackers gained control of one of the ...
On Friday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller released the indictment of the "Internet Research Agency LLC," also known as the Russian troll factory, and a number of other entities and individuals. The indictment states that the Internet Research Agency and the other named defendants "knowingly and ...
Robert Mueller's indictment of Russians suspected of interfering in the 2016 presidential elections is remarkable for a number of reasons. It is remarkable because it suggests that Mueller's team was able to identify the organizational structure of a group of Russians who were acting in a manner deliberately ...
Unknown hackers stole 339.5 million roubles ($6 million, €4.8 million) from a Russian bank using the global payment network SWIFT, the country's central bank admitted on Friday. The cyberattack took place sometime last year, officials wrote at the bottom of a report on digital thefts in the Russian banking ...
Read the Full Text of Robert Mueller's Indictment of Alleged Russian Hackers ... Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted more than a dozen Russians for their alleged involvement in interfering in the 2016 presidential election—including alleged contact with the campaign of President Donald Trump.
BANGKOK • A Russian man accused of co-running an international cybercrime network shuttered in a US-led crackdown this week has been arrested in Bangkok and will face extradition, Thai police said yesterday. Mr Sergey Medvedev, 31, is accused of co-founding the "Infraud Organisation," an online ...
And the Netherlands has had plenty of reason to focus its cyber resources on Russia, even besides Russia's global pattern of digital attacks. Shortly before the Dutch hackers are said to have gained access to Russian systems, the Netherlands was involved in a diplomatic dispute with Russia over the Arctic ...
Russian hackers have taken to targeting the personal email accounts of these individuals, most often Gmail, which is seen as having weaker defenses than official work accounts. But the way in which our personal and business lives now blend together in a digital hodge podge, even strictly personal emails ...
Russian hackers targeted employees at major defense contractors working on sensitive U.S. military programs, The Associated Press reported on Wednesday. Hackers with cyber-espionage group Fancy Bear used phishing emails to target no less than 87 contractors working on military technology projects ...
Russian hackers are attempting to interfere in the upcoming US mid-term elections, the head of the CIA has warned. Mike Pompeo, the director of the intelligence service, listed Russian cyber activity among his primary concerns as he warned that the Kremlin was continuing its attempts to subvert the ...
Dutch security services watched Russian hackers break into email accounts at the State Department, the White House, and the Democratic National Committee ... Most significantly, the Dutch spies captured footage that proves Cozy Bear operated under the direction of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service, ...
The news drew particular attention in Washington, where Cozy Bear has been identified as one of two Russian government-linked hacking groups that broke in to the DNC ahead of the 2016 presidential election. The other group is usually called Fancy Bear. Unmasking the Cozy Bear hackers would ...
This week's security news featured a healthy blend of politics, hacks, and the looming threat of apocalypse. What more could one hope for! The Doomsday Clock, which the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists uses to measure how close humanity sits to its own destruction, ticked 30 seconds closer to midnight this ...
Bethlehem police are warning residents of a Russian hacker scam that cost one city resident $1,200. ... Bethlehem police are warning residents of a scam by three men who posed as computer technicians to repair hacking damage to a resident's computer allegedly done by “Russian criminals,” which cost ...
As if the story of the 2016 election and associated cyberattacks wasn't already complicated enough, new information now suggests that Dutch intelligence has for years been aware of, and sharing, information on the Russian hackers suspected to be behind a number of high-profile hacks.
The hacker persona is believed to be connected to “Fancy Bear,” a cyber espionage group that experts have linked to Russian intelligence. Fancy Bear, also known as “Pawn Storm” or APT 28, was implicated in the 2016 Democratic National Committee (DNC) hack. The Russia-linked hackers have ...
The hackers, said to have links to Russia's GRU military intelligence unit, are part of the same group that was implicated in the 2016 hacks of the .... In 2016, Russian hackers targeted WADA, releasing confidential information about U.S. and other Olympic athletes through the same hacker persona that calls ...
The APT29388 group, "a Russian hacker group believed to be associated with Russian intelligence", had targeted Dutch and Norwegian government ministries. "Understanding the key cybersecurity threats that the EU must respond to and the way in which they are evolving is essential if we are to ...
According to a new report, the same group that hacked the Democratic National Committee actively targeted the U.S. Senate through the latter half of 2017. The revelation comes out of a new report from Trend Micro, a Japanese firm that has revealed similar phishing schemes taking aim at foreign ...
PARIS — The same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for ... Amid speculation that Russia could retaliate by orchestrating the leak of prominent Olympic officials' emails, cybersecurity firms including McAfee and ...
The 2016 arrests of the Shaltai-Boltai suspects became known only after Russian media reported that two officials of the Federal Security Service (FSB) cybercrime unit had been arrested on treason charges. Russian media reports suggested the officials had connections to the hacker group or had tried to ...
Russian hackers from the group known as "Fancy Bear" are targeting the U.S. Senate with a new espionage campaign, according to cybersecurity firm Trend Micro. The Tokyo-based cybersecurity group tells The Hill that it has discovered a chain of suspicious-looking websites set up to look like the U.S. ...
On Wednesday, in the wake of Russia's December ban from the 2018 Winter Olympics, a Russia-linked group calling itself "Fancy Bears" published a set of apparently stolen emails. They purportedly belong to officials from the International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee, and ...
New evidence has emerged that hackers linked to the Russian government are targeting Olympic organizations just weeks before the start of the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea. On Wednesday, a group calling themselves “Fancy Bears” released purported hacked emails and documents from the ...
“I am confident that war with Russia is not in U.S. plans,” Senator Konstantin Kosachev told the Russian Parliament's official newspaper, answering a ... large over the administration at present, worsened by the intelligence community's consensus that Russian hackers attempted to influence the result.
Crazy Russian Hacker opens a vacuum-packed sleeping bag from the U.S. military. Once unfurled, it doesn't appear all that different from the bags of today. We were unable to load Disqus. If you are a moderator please see our troubleshooting guide.
Kozlovsky had previously claimed in the Facebook posts that he had been instructed by Dokuchaev, a senior official with the Russia's Federal Security Service, to hack the DNC system. The Facebook posts included a handwritten note, as well as audio recordings, but experts doubted that Kozlovsky could ...
In an interview with an independent Moscow-based television channel, jailed Russian computer hacker Konstantin Kozlovsky said he was ordered by the Kremlin ... The tech firm hired by the DNC to investigate the cyber attack, CrowdStrike, has said it discovered Russians were behind the hack, but did not ...


 

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