25 Jan 2022

Belarus Activists Fire Ransomware at State Railway

A group of Belarusian cyberattackers are claiming to have successfully launched a ransomware attack on Belarus’s state-run train company. The actions were allegedly performed in a bid to disrupt Russian troop movements. The group revealed the attack on Twitter, claiming to have encrypted some of the railway’s servers, databases, and

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24 Jan 2022

What’s Really Behind WhisperGate Attacks Against Ukraine?

Recently, Ukraine suffered two sets of cyber-attacks in response to the geopolitical situation with Russia. The second round of attacks executed WhisperGate, a destructive wiper malware disguised as ransomware, that impacted dozens of Ukrainian entities associated with government, non-profit, and technology companies. While many first believed Russia to be behind or directing the cyber-attack, Ukrainian authorities stated their belief that a group linked to Belarussian intelligence (using Russian-linked malware) was responsible for the WhisperGate attacks.

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18 Nov 2021

Belarus Moves Some Migrants Away From Poland’s Border

According to officials from Poland’s Interior Ministry, the number of migrants camped out on the Belarusian side of the country’s eastern border has fallen. This may mark a sign of de-escalation in the multi-faced confrontation between the European Union and Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. According to authorities. Belarusian officials have

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17 Nov 2021

Belarus government accused of ‘partial responsibility’ for Ghostwriter campaigns

Researchers at Mandiant have attributed Ghostwriter campaigns to the government of Belarus. Cybersecurity companies tend to use caution when attributing certain acts to threat groups, however, Mandiant identified the government with high confidence. Ghostwriter’s activities are linked to UNC115, a cybercriminal outfit also known to have ties to the Belarusian

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15 Nov 2021

Poland border crisis: EU to widen Belarus sanctions as row intensifies

In response to the widening migrant crisis at the border between Poland and Belarus, the EU plans to escalate sanctions on the country and those closest to its leader. The sanctions may target anyone involved with trafficking migrants through the country. There are accusations that Belarus is leading migrants towards

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12 Nov 2021

Poland border: West condemns Belarus at UN over stranded migrants

Members of the UN Security Council have condemned Belarus for the growing crisis of migrants stranded at its border with Poland. Western members of the security council wrote a statement that accused Belarus of utilizing migrants to destabilize the European Union’s eastern border. Russia rejected these accusations.  Thousands of people

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11 Nov 2021

Belarus threatens EU gas as bloc considers sanctions

Amid heightened tensions, Belarus has threatened to cut off gas supplies to Europe if sanctions are imposed due to an escalating migrant crisis at the country’s border with Poland, where thousands of people are enduring freezing conditions in hopes of crossing into the EU. Western officials have accused Belarus of

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09 Nov 2021

Fears of violence escalate on Poland-Belarus border as thousands of migrants set up camp

Thousands of migrants have erected makeshift camps in freezing conditions near the border between Poland and Belarus. Concerns over the potential for violence intensified Tuesday as Poland has accused Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko of attempting to orchestrate a crisis on the eastern frontier by funneling migrants to the border. Poland

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05 Nov 2021

Russia’s Putin backs ‘brotherly’ Belarus amid EU pressure

Russia has backed Belarus against foreign interference on Thursday as Vladimir Putin gave Alexander Lukashenko held a virtual meeting aimed at moving the two countries closer together. The two countries signed a new package of measures ranging from energy to defense. The agreements included taxation, banking, industry and agriculture. The

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13 Sep 2021

Ukraine acknowledges sting operation for first time following CNN report

On Friday, Ukraine acknowledged a sting operation that aimed to lure suspected war criminals out of Russia. The country has not commented on the incident before. CNN released an investigation last week in which three former high-ranking Ukrainian military intelligence officials described operations that were designed to lure the war

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