06 Feb 2019

Russian Navy has new weapon that makes targets hallucinate, vomit

According to the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti, the Russian Navy has developed, tested, and deployed a new weapon that disrupts vision and can cause hallucinations and vomiting. The weapon, already installed on two Russian warships, reportedly functions by aiming a strobe-like beam of light at a target, reducing

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04 Feb 2019

The Russian Threat – An OODA Research Report

This members only special report captures insights into the capabilities and intent of the Russian Federation, with a special focus on the cyber domain.

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01 Feb 2019

Twitter, Facebook Removed Thousands Of Fake Accounts Tied To Iran, Russia Before 2018 Mid-Terms

Both Twitter and Facebook have taken action to address malicious influence campaigns on their platforms. Twitter removed thousands of accounts that had actively tweeted on the 2018 U.S. midterm election, despite originating from countries such as Iran, Russia and Venezuela. Many of these accounts had already been suspended before the elections.

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31 Jan 2019

Venezuela’s Maduro Has 20 Tons of Gold Ready to Ship. Address Unknown

Sources have indicated that the Maduro regime in Venezuela has set aside nearly $1 billion in gold reserves, around 20% of the country’s total, for departure to an unknown location. The regime has been propped up from complete collapse through billions of dollars from Russia and China, and some have

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31 Jan 2019

Russia, U.S. talks to salvage INF treaty fail

Russia and the U.S. have failed to come to an agreement surrounding the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). The U.S. and its allies have long accused Russia of breaking the treaty with its Novator 9M729 missile, accusations that Russia has denied. With this diplomatic failure between the two countries, the U.S.

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30 Jan 2019

Cyberattacks: China and Russia can disrupt US power networks warns intelligence report

According to this year’s edition of the The Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community, the major cyberthreats for the US and its allies come from China and Russia. The report states that “China presents a persistent cyber espionage threat and a growing attack threat to our core military and

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30 Jan 2019

How the Pentagon’s fear of risk is stifling innovation

A “go slow” approach and an emphasis on accountability in tech acquisitions and beyond is well-intentioned and important, but it has the unintended consequence, according to some leaders in the private sector, of stifling innovation. According to this thinking, the pentagon’s continued desire to remain with past winners results not

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29 Jan 2019

Unsecured MongoDB databases expose Kremlin’s backdoor into Russian businesses

Thanks to a leaky MongoDB database, a prominent Dutch white-hat hacker has discovered the backdoor account used by the Russian government to access servers belonging to businesses and organizations operating in Russia. The leaky server in which the backdoor account admin@kremlin.ru was first discovered, belonged to a Russian Lotto Website. The researcher then discovered the

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28 Jan 2019

Exclusive: Ukraine says it sees surge in cyber attacks targeting election

Ukraine claims that threat actors working for the Russian government are carrying out cyberattacks on electoral servers as well as the computers of election officials in an attempt to interfere with the upcoming Ukrainian presidential election that will take place in March of this year. According to the head of the

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24 Jan 2019

‘Nearly all’ American networks will be susceptible to cyberattacks

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has released a new four-year strategy for the American intelligence community. The main topic of the road-map is cybersecurity, while the document also focuses on subjects such as counter-terrorism and counter-proliferation. “As the cyber capabilities of our adversaries grow, they will pose increasing threats

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