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Putin’s daughter is head of AI at Moscow State University
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Not bad for an acrobatic rock’n’roll dancer

Katerina Tikhonova, the youngest daughter of Russian President Tsar Vladimir Putin, was appointed head of a new artificial intelligence institute at Moscow State University.

Russian spooks trying to convince world that US invented Kung Flu
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It must be true if Putin said it on the internet

Russia's intelligence services are apparently behind a well-coordinated social media campaign to blame the US for creating and unleashing the Wuhan coronavirus on the world, reports the International Business Times.

Russian hackers try to save Trump
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Tuesday, 14 January 2020 11:27

Russian hackers try to save Trump


Want emails to help his impeachment case

Russian military hackers appear to be trying to gather evidence for Donald Trump’s impeachment defence.

Apple charge of the light-weight brigade gives Crimea to Russia
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Funds to the left of them

Fruity cargo cult Apple is wondering if its decision to overturn the results of the Crimean war on its Google Maps was a Charge of the Light Brigade or a good idea.

Russian security expert publishes Valve zero day
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After Valve security fail

A Russian security researcher Vasily Kravets has published details about a zero-day in the Valve gaming client after the distributor banned him from its bounty programme.

Russia's election blockchain hacked
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Thursday, 22 August 2019 10:06

Russia's election blockchain hacked


It is not as if you didn't know who would be elected 

A French security researcher has found a critical vulnerability in the blockchain-based voting system which Russian officials plan to use next month for the 2019 Moscow City Duma election.

Russians investigate Apple
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Thursday, 08 August 2019 11:34

Russians investigate Apple


Antitrust watchdog growls

Apple is under investigation in Russia following a complaint from cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab that it may be abusing its dominant position in smartphone apps, Russia’s anti-monopoly watchdog growled.

Russian hackers hacked
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Tuesday, 23 July 2019 10:43

Russian hackers hacked


Russia’s Federal Security Service loses 7.5 terabytes of data.

Russia's Federal Security Service, which is no stranger to stealing data itself, has found itself subject to a huge hack.

Bulgaria’s worst hack wasn’t Russians
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Wednesday, 17 July 2019 11:07

Bulgaria’s worst hack wasn’t Russians


It appears to have been a 20 year old Bulgarian cybersecurity worker

A Bulgarian cybersecurity worker has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in a hacking attack that stole millions of taxpayers’ personal and financial data, interior ministry officials said.

Russian hackers attack Bulgarians
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Tuesday, 16 July 2019 12:43

Russian hackers attack Bulgarians


Ghost of Krum the Horrible stirs

Russia has turned on one of its most subservient cold-war allies after the country decided to purchase of new F-16 fighter jets from the United States.