23 Mar 2022

A Mysterious Satellite Hack Has Victims Far Beyond Ukraine

More than 22,000 miles above Earth, the KA-SAT is locked in orbit. Traveling at 7,000 miles per hour, in sync with the planet’s rotation, the satellite beams high-speed internet down to people across Europe. Since 2011, it has helped homeowners, businesses, and militaries get online. However, as Russian troops moved

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23 Mar 2022

Hacktivists, new and veteran, target Russia with one of cyber’s oldest tools

M, a Ukrainian engineer in his early 20s, is not healthy enough to enlist in the military. So every day, he sits down at his computer to do what he can as part of Ukraine’s IT army, an informal group of volunteer hackers whose job it is to wreak as

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22 Mar 2022

Companies should be required to disclose their ties to Putin’s Russia

Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, and the condemnation and sanctions that ensued, highlight an economic risk to companies that do business in or with Russia or otherwise are economically tied to Russia or Russian companies. Sanctions on Russia and Russian businesses will affect those who associate with them, including companies outside of

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22 Mar 2022

White House tells CEOs that Russian cyber attack on US is ‘coming’

Joe Biden has warned a Russian cyber attack on the US is coming and told business executives it is their “patriotic obligation” to strengthen their digital defences. “Today my administration issued new warnings that based on evolving intelligence Russia may be planning a cyber attack against us,” the president said

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21 Mar 2022

The cyber warfare predicted in Ukraine may be yet to come

In the build-up to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the national security community braced for a campaign combining military combat, disinformation, electronic warfare and cyber attacks. Vladimir Putin would deploy devastating cyber operations, the thinking went, to disable government and critical infrastructure, blind Ukrainian surveillance capabilities and limit lines of communications

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21 Mar 2022

Ukrainian Security Researcher Leaks Newer Conti Ransomware Source Code

Shortly after Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, the notorious Conti ransomware group issued a statement warning that it was prepared to hit the critical infrastructure of Russia’s enemies in retaliation for potential attacks on Russia. In response, an anonymous individual set up a Twitter account named “Conti Leaks” and started

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21 Mar 2022

Britain, U.S. warn of satellite communications risks after Ukraine hack

Britain and the United States have warned organisations of the risks associated with using satellite communications following a cyberattack on satellite internet modems as Russia invaded Ukraine. Western intelligence agencies have been investigating the attack which disrupted broadband satellite internet access provided by U.S. telecommunications firm Viasat, Reuters reported last week. “It’s

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21 Mar 2022

Pro-Ukraine ‘Protestware’ Pushes Antiwar Ads, Geo-Targeted Malware

Researchers are tracking a number of open-source “protestware” projects on GitHub that have recently altered their code to display “Stand with Ukraine” messages for users, or basic facts about the carnage in Ukraine. The group also is tracking several code packages that were recently modified to erase files on computers

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18 Mar 2022

How the War in Ukraine Is Further Disrupting Global Supply Chains

The invasion of Ukraine by Russia and sanctions imposed on it for doing so and new pandemic-related shutdowns in China are the latest events to rock global supply chains. Combined with the China-U.S. trade war and other pandemics- and climate-related disruptions, it is certain to accelerate the movement by Western

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18 Mar 2022

The Silicon Valley fallout from waging economic war against Russia

As the U.S. corporate world continues its withdrawal from Russia due to the invasion of Ukraine, a growing stigma against anything Russian is reverberating in Silicon Valley as tech start-ups and venture capital firms reassess their exposure and limit risks. DoorDash and GrubHub recently cancelled deals with now-shut U.S. food delivery

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