02 Feb 2023

Russia planning 24 February offensive, Ukrainian defense minister says

Russia is preparing a major new offensive according to Ukraine’s defense minister. The defense minister has warned that the offensive could come as soon as February 24. Oleski Reznikov said Moscow has amassed thousands of troops and could possible try an attack to mark the anniversary of the initial invasion. 

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31 Jan 2023

Killnet Attackers DDoS US and Dutch Hospitals

According to recent reports, Russian hactivists targeted several hospitals across the US and the Netherlands with DDoS attacks. The campaign targeted facilities including the University of Michigan Hospital and Stanford Health Care Center. The recent attacks may be in response to President Biden’s recent decision to send dozens of Abrams

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25 Jan 2023

Russia scorns Germany for sending Leopard battle tanks to Ukraine

Moscow has spoken out against Germany’s move to provide battle tanks to Ukraine. Russia accused Germany of abandoning its historical responsibility to Russia after its war crimes committed in World War II.  The Russian embassy in Germany stated on Wednesday that the decision to send 14 german-made Leopard 1 tanks

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17 Jan 2023

Russia’s Ukraine War Drives 62% Slump in Stolen Cards

Recorded Future has released a report that describes how the Russian invasion of Ukraine in early 2022 led to a 62% decrease in stolen payment card records. The records were later published to the dark web on cybercrime underground forums. The report details all payment fraud trends and information from

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17 Jan 2023

Russia’s Wagner Group commander requests Norway asylum

A previous commander in the Russian paramilitary Wagner Group has claimed asylum in Norway after deserting from the group. Andrey Medvedev crossed the border into Norway last Friday and was detained by border guards. He is currently being held in Oslo where he faces charges of illegal entry into Norway. 

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16 Jan 2023

Russia and Iran explore launch of joint cryptocurrency backed by gold

In light of the advancements in digital assets and the pressures exerted on states, Russia and Iran are now exploring the development of a joint stablecoin that would be backed by gold. The executive director of the Russian Association of the crypto industry and blockchain, Alexander Brazhnikov, revealed that the Central

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16 Jan 2023

Russian Turla Cyberspies Leveraged Other Hackers’ USB-Delivered Malware

Russian state-sponsored threat actor Turla has been identified leveraging Andromeda malware to attack Ukrainian organizations. The malware was likely deployed by other hackers through an infected USB drive. Mandiant detailed the attack in a recent report, stating that the attack was conducted in September 2022. Turla has been active since

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13 Jan 2023

Russia claims control of salt mine town Soledar

Russia has stated that it has captured the Ukrainian town of Soledar after a long battle. Claiming the salt-mine town has been called an important step for its offensive. The victory would allow Russian troops to move to Bakhmut to cut off the Ukrainian forces there.  Ukrainian officials claim the

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09 Jan 2023

Ukraine enhances defenses in east amid relentless Russian attacks

Ukraine has stated that it is strengthening its forces around Bakhmut in the eastern Donbas region to repel attacks there by the Russian mercenary group Wagner. Kyiv has sent reinforcements to Soledar, near Bakhmut, where the situation was difficult.  Ukraine revealed that Russia attempted to storm the city from different

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02 Jan 2023

Ukraine claims hundreds of Russian troops killed in strike; Moscow says 63 died

Just after midnight on Sunday, New Year’s Day, an apparent Ukrainian strike reportedly killed a large number of Russian troops. The strike targeted Russian-occupied eastern Ukraine at a vocational school housing Russian conscripts. The attack has been confirmed by both Ukrainian and pro-Russian military bloggers and former officials, however, the

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