German networks face Russian invasion
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Thursday, 01 March 2018 10:56

German networks face Russian invasion


Fancy bear infiltrating German networks 

Germany is investigating a security breach of its defence and interior ministries' private networks, a government spokesman has confirmed.

Russian military hacked the Olympics and blamed North Korea
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Revenge for stopping cheating attempt

The Russian military was so furious that Russian athletes packed full of performance enhancing drugs were banned from the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea that they hacked the opening ceremony and tried to pin it on North Korea.

Hackers nicked $6 million from a Russian bank
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It appears they got away with it

Unknown hackers stole $6 million from a Russian bank last year in an attack using the SWIFT international payments messaging system, the Russian central bank said.

UK accuses Russia of spying attacks
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Thursday, 15 February 2018 11:13

UK accuses Russia of spying attacks


NotPetya came from Russia

Britain has named and shamed Russia for a cyber-attack last year, publicly pointing the finger at Moscow for spreading a virus which disrupted companies across Europe including UK-based Reckitt Benckiser.

US sanctions causing Microsoft problems in Russia
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Cutbacks

Two of Microsoft’s official Russian distributors have imposed restrictions on sales of Microsoft software to more than 200 Russian companies following new US sanctions.

Net infrastructure faces Russian threat
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Friday, 15 December 2017 15:55

Net infrastructure faces Russian threat


Cutting edge

A UK military Air Chief Marshall has warned that the cable infrastructure which keeps the internet running is in danger of being disrupted by Russia.

Facebook tests if the Russians fooled readers
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Wednesday, 29 November 2017 11:32

Facebook tests if the Russians fooled readers


Building a portal

Facebook is building a portal that will let some users see if they liked or followed Russian propaganda from Internet Research Agency Facebook Pages or Instagram accounts between January 2015 and August 2017.

Russian propaganda experts stuff up conspiracy theory evidence
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Putin’s team uses a computer game because Americans will never spot the difference

The Russian government has been cynically manufacturing evidence to encourage US conspiracy theorists but may have been caught out by using some dodgy proof.

Russian hackers attack major UK sectors
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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 16:18

Russian hackers attack major UK sectors

GCHQ is on the case

The chief executive of Britain's GCHQ cyber security centre said today that its spooks are aware of attempts to disrupt the UK's energy, telecomms and media by attempted hacks.

Russians used YouTube, Tumblr and Pokémon Go to get Trump elected
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Full on disinformation effort

Russian linked accounts were churning out Pro-Trump propaganda during the election using diverse means such as YouTube, Tumblr and Pokémon Go.