02 Mar 2022

Ukrainian Invasion Adds to Chaos for Global Supply Chains

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has rattled global supply chains that are still in disarray from the pandemic, adding to surging costs, prolonged deliveries and other challenges for companies trying to move goods around the world. The clash in Ukraine, a large country at the nexus of Europe and Asia, has

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02 Mar 2022

Global hacking group Anonymous launches ‘cyber war’ against Russia

The murky online group known as Anonymous appears to be wading into the Ukraine-Russia conflict by declaring it is at cyber war against President Vladimir Putin and the Russian government. Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a Twitter post from an account named “Anonymous” — with 7.4 million followers and nearly 190,000

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02 Mar 2022

Russian cyber attacks against US banks increasing: sources

Russia appears to have officially declared cyberwar on the US, taking what’s been described as preliminary steps at crippling its banking system and possibly other major industries, The Post has learned. The Biden administration has been working with bank executives for months about preparing for cyberattacks as retaliation over US sanctions. The

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02 Mar 2022

Hundreds of thousands flee Putin’s assault on Ukraine as temperatures drop

As temperatures drop below freezing, hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians are fleeing the country to escape the Russian invasion. The vast majority of refugees are heading west, towards Poland, Romania, and Slovakia. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) reported that more than 500,000 Ukrainian refugees have arrive in

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02 Mar 2022

The 2022 Russian Invasion and Ukraine Defence: A Black Day Scenario

A ‘Black Day’ in European military culture is historically associated with a day on which the Army suffers its worse number of casualties. In the war so far, public information at the time of this analysis has identified that Russian military losses have been substantial.  Substantial losses during an invasion are to be expected: defenders classically have the advantage of setting up continuous killing grounds that an advancing force is compelled to cross. The defender is then forced to shift from maintaining a border to different modes of operations. OODA Loop Network Member Chris Flaherty provides an expert analysis.

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01 Mar 2022

As Tanks Rolled Into Ukraine, So Did Malware. Then Microsoft Entered the War.

Last Wednesday, a few hours before Russian tanks began rolling into Ukraine, alarms went off inside Microsoft’s Threat Intelligence Center, warning of a never-before-seen piece of “wiper” malware that appeared aimed at the country’s government ministries and financial institutions. Within three hours, Microsoft threw itself into the middle of a ground

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01 Mar 2022

Bitcoin jumps back above $40,000 as Russians switch to crypto

Cryptocurrency prices are climbing after Russia’s ruble sank to another record low and Moscow was hit with new sanctions. As of 5:25 a.m. ET on Tuesday, bitcoin had jumped 13% over the last 24 hours to $43,163, according to cryptocurrency tracker CoinDesk. Other cryptocurrencies moved higher, too. Ethereum climbed 10% Tuesday

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01 Mar 2022

Russia-Ukraine crisis forces US energy rethink, stokes new cyber attack fears

In the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a debate is being revived about the sources and diversity of U.S. energy – and whether the country’s infrastructure is sufficiently protected against cyberattacks. The fallout from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine has sparked a worldwide wave of condemnation,

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01 Mar 2022

U.S. banks prepare for cyber attacks after latest Russia sanctions

U.S. banks are preparing for retaliatory cyber attacks after Western nations slapped a raft of stringent sanctions on Russia for invading Ukraine, cyber experts and executives said. Tensions between Russia and the West escalated on Saturday as the United States and its allies moved to block some Russian banks from the

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01 Mar 2022

The Russian Cybersecurity Threats in the Wake of U.S. Sanctions

As Russia increases the ferocity of its physical attacks on Ukraine and the U.S. and allied nations impose stiffer sanctions, cybersecurity experts have been sounding the alarm. The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) put out its Shield Alert in February, warning that Russia will likely retaliate against the U.S.

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