08 Mar 2022

Russia-Ukraine war: NYC on ‘ultra-high alert’ amid increased risk of Russian retaliatory cyberattack

New York state is facing “increased risk” of cyberattack from Russian retaliators, while city agents have seen more breach attempts amid heightened tensions that have arisen from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, officials said Monday. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, met with New York City and police department officials

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08 Mar 2022

Shell to stop buying Russian crude oil, gas over Ukraine invasion

Shell apologized for purchasing Russian crude oil last week and said it would withdraw completely from involvement with Russian hydrocarbons. Shell bought a cargo of Russian crude oil from Swiss trader Trafigura in S&P Global Platts window from Baltic ports at a low of minus $28.50 a barrel.  Shell said

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08 Mar 2022

War in Ukraine: Russia says it may cut gas supplies if oil ban goes ahead

Russia claims that it may shut down its gas pipeline to Germany if the West continues with the ban on Russian oil. Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak stated that a rejection of oil from Russia would cause catastrophic consequences on the global market. This would cause prices of oil to

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08 Mar 2022

Open-Source Intelligence Resources: Bellingcat and the Russia-Ukraine Monitor Map

Bellingcat (an innovative open-source investigative journalism network and business model) has been in our research arsenal for a while  – ripe for a post to introduce our readers to their tools, investigations, and innovative approach to networked journalism. 

The war in Europe has now put Bellingcat in the spotlight, based on the growing popularity of their crowdsourced mapping and monitoring efforts.

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08 Mar 2022

Ukraine-Russia War Threat to Space Security Update

The space security and space war aspects of the current Russian invasion of Ukraine have manifested in various ways since the beginning of the war. However, it was preceded by months of build-up, as massive military vehicle parks were created at various places along the Russian and Belarusian borders – all viewed from space.

The following is an overview list of the various issues that have arisen since the inception of the conflict.

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08 Mar 2022

Coinbase blocks 25,000 Russian-linked accounts and promotes crypto over fiat for sanctions

Coinbase, a cryptocurrency exchange platform, has revealed that it plans to launch sanctions against Russian individuals and has since blocked over 25,000 account linked to Russians. Coinbase stated that it plans to implement policies that combat the use of its platform for illicit activity. After an investigation that produced the

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07 Mar 2022

Russia Is Not Following Its Own Blueprint for Success in Cyberspace Against Ukraine

More than a week into its invasion of Ukraine, by many accounts the Russian military effort is not going as well as expected. Some movements have stalled, impacting Russian force supplies and prompting a 40-mile convoy to address these shortcomings. There is a general consensus Moscow has miscalculated its ability in winning the conflict quickly, strengthening Ukraine’s resolve against its belligerence and allowing the global community to unite against its malfeasance and providing financial and material aid to Ukraine. Moscow has had to rethink its initial campaign strategy.

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07 Mar 2022

‘Ticking time bomb’: Russian ransomware attacks are coming. What small businesses should do right now.

As Russian military forces escalate attacks in Ukraine, the United States is bracing for another kind of invasion closer to home. The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has increased monitoring of ransomware targeting businesses. Jen Easterly, who heads CISA, says the nation should brace for “an uptick

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07 Mar 2022

How Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Could Reshape Trade, Starting With Cars

The auto assembly lines going quiet in Germany, Britain and Austria are more than just another example of how fragile supply chains have become. The shutdowns may foreshadow a fundamental reordering of the global economy that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will accelerate. The conflict has underlined the risks of doing business

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07 Mar 2022

Binance founder says cryptocurrencies won’t help Russia evade sanctions

The founder of Binance, the cryptocurrency trading platform, has dismissed fears that virtual money could be used by the Kremlin to evade sanctions as he claimed that “crypto is too small for Russia”. Changpeng Zhao said cryptocurrencies also defeated attempts to work around sanctions by being too traceable, adding that more

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