11 Mar 2022

Could Russian Hackers Cripple U.S. Health Care Systems?

Sick people seeking lifesaving care in the United States could fall victim to a hidden part of Russia’s war on Ukraine — vicious cyberattacks aimed at sowing disruption, confusion and chaos as ground forces advance. Cybersecurity experts warn that attacks launched against Ukrainian institutions have the potential to spill over into

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11 Mar 2022

Russians liquidating crypto in the UAE to seek safe havens

Crypto firms in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are being deluged with requests to liquidate billions of dollars of virtual currency as Russians seek a safe haven for their fortunes, company executives and financial sources said. Some clients are using cryptocurrency to invest in real estate in the UAE, while others

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11 Mar 2022

‘We are not ready’: a cyber expert on US vulnerability to a Russian attack

The war between Russia and Ukraine has been widely anticipated to play out online, in addition to on the ground. Moscow’s cyberwar capabilities have long been cause for concern. Russia has a record of coordinating cyber-attacks on the US, Ukraine, and other adversaries. And the country has established itself in

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11 Mar 2022

China says U.S. addresses used its computers to launch cyberattacks on Russia, Ukraine

China has experienced continuous cyberattacks since February in which internet addresses in the United States have been used to seize control of Chinese computers to target Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday.  It cited the National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team/Coordination Center of China (CNCERT/CC),

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11 Mar 2022

Russia-Ukraine crisis to reshape supply chains, flatten world trade

The war in Ukraine is putting global supply chains to the test again. Even before the conflict began, supply chain frictions had only improved marginally from the pandemic. While container handling had picked up significantly in many regions, schedule reliability – the actual on-time performance of individual vessel arrivals in

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10 Mar 2022

Russia hits back at Western sanctions with export ban

Over 200 types of products have been banned in exports in retaliation for Western sanctions. Telecom, medical, agricultural, electrical and technology equipment will be among the items affected by the ban which will run until the end of 2022. Cars, railway carriages, containers and turbines are also among the exports

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10 Mar 2022

Ukraine war: Roman Abramovich sanctioned by UK

Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich has been sanctioned by the UK in part of its response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Abramovich is one of seven Russian oligarchs to be hit with new sanctions, including asset freezes and travel bans. Billionaires Igor Sechin and Oleg Deripaska are among the

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10 Mar 2022

Russian APTs Furiously Phish Ukraine – Google

DDos attacks and phishing activity against Ukrainian sites are on the rise, capitalizing on the conflict. APT groups that are backed by Russia or are supporters are perpetrating phishing and other attacks on Ukrainian and European targets in cyberspace. Researchers from Google’s TAG have seen an increase in activity from

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10 Mar 2022

Open-Source Intelligence Resources: The UNHRC Operational Data Portal – Ukrainian Refugees

Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and making recommendations on them. The Operational Data Portal (ODP) was created in 2011 to enable UNHCR’s institutional responsibility to provide any information and data-sharing platform to facilitate the coordination of refugee emergencies.

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09 Mar 2022

War Is Calling Crypto’s ‘Neutrality’ Into Question

Whose side is cryptocurrency on? If you had asked Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous person (or persons) who created the Bitcoin platform in 2008, he/they likely would have rejected the question. The whole point of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin was neutrality—the fact that no government, bank, or entity could prevent you from

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