28 Aug 2019

Russia strikes deal with Turkey on Syria’s Idlib, says Putin

On the sidelines of Russia’s air show MAKS, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin presented an image of unity on Tuesday, despite their countries’ conflicting interests in Syria. Erdogan criticized the Syrian government for its recent campaign to recapture Idlib from rebel forces, calling it

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27 Aug 2019

Unpiloted Soyuz Capsule With Humanoid Robot On Board Finally Reaches Space Station

On Tuesday, an unpiloted Russia Soyuz spacecraft successfully docked at the International Space Station. A previous attempt at this unprecedented feat failed on Saturday, but “the second time was the charm,” NASA spokesperson Rob Navias said. While the Soyuz MS-14 has no human crew, it is manned by Skybot F-850,

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27 Aug 2019

Huawei in talks to install Russian operating system on tablets for country’s population census: sources

Chinese tech giant Huawei is discussing the installation of Russian operating system Aurora on 360,000 Huawei tablets as a “pilot project,” according a Reuters report. Earlier this year the United States government extended its ban on Huawei products to the private sector over security concerns. As a result, Google indicated

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23 Aug 2019

Putin orders reciprocal Russian response to U.S. missile test

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday ordered his government to “to take exhaustive measures to prepare a reciprocal response” to the recent US test of a ground-launched, medium-range cruise missile. The test was carried out just weeks after the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty that banned such missiles officially became defunct.

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22 Aug 2019

China is Spying on Cancer Research

The three biggest cyber threats to healthcare organizations are cyber espionage, data theft and destructive cyber attacks, a new FireEye report indicates. According to the study, threat actors are selling numerous compromised healthcare databases on underground forums, most of which costs less than $2,000. These databases contain the personally identifiable

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21 Aug 2019

Moscow’s blockchain voting system cracked a month before election

The blockchain-based voting system that Moscow wants to use next month for the regional parliamentary election contains a critical flaw that breaks the security of the entire system, a security researcher has discovered. The voting system relies on a combination of private and public keys for encrypting ballots. However, it

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20 Aug 2019

Russia accuses US of stoking military tensions with missile test

Russia on Tuesday accused the US of “escalating military tensions” by conducting a test of a ground-launched, medium-range cruise missile, just weeks after the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty that banned such missiles officially became defunct. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that “we won’t allow ourselves to be

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15 Aug 2019

Foreign power was behind cyber attack on Czech ministry: Senate

In June of this year, the Czech Foreign Ministry suffered a cyberattack that originated in Russia, a Czech newspaper reported earlier this week. On Tuesday, the Czech Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security acknowledged that a recent cyberattack on the Foreign Ministry was the work of a foreign

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13 Aug 2019

US Officials Suspect New Nuclear Missile in Explosion That Killed 7 Russians

US intelligence officials believe that a recent explosion in northern Russia that resulted in a significant spike in radiation levels may have been caused by a failed test of a new type of nuclear cruise missile being developed by Russia. Seven Russians were killed in the incident, which took place

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09 Aug 2019

The Evolution of Russia’s Dark Web

An upcoming report by Charity Wright (former NSA) and Ariel Ainhoren of IntSights looks at the origins and evolution of Russia’s dark web. In 1997 hackzone.ru emerged as one of the earliest underground websites. However, “the first and most lucrative generation of dark websites got taken down by international operations,”

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